North Carolina for Equal Justice
In 2014, Equal Justice America launched its North Carolina for Equal Justice campaign to increase legal services to the poor by creating additional Law Student Fellowships in the state, putting more law students to work with North Carolina legal aid organizations.
Funding for EJA Fellowships for Campbell University, Charlotte School of Law, Duke University, Elon University, University of North Carolina, North Carolina Central University and Wake Forest University law students derive from our North Carolina for Equal Justice campaign. (To be eligible for an EJA Fellowship, students from these schools must find placements with legal aid organizations in North Carolina.)
The following law students have received Equal Justice America Fellowships since our launch of North Carolina for Equal Justice. Your support will help us expand our program to put more law students to work in North Carolina on behalf of the poor.
(Equal Justice America is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation unaffiliated with any law school.)
Please click the links below to read letters from the students and/or their supervisors on their EJA Fellowship experiences.
“Most of Pisgah’s clients walk in the door with many needs, only some of which have legal remedies. Empathy is essential. A referral to other organizations is often the answer. Advice as one human being to another can make a world of difference. I have been inspired to continue pursuing a career in defense of consumers and homeowners and against those who wield power irresponsibly. Thank you for your support this summer and contributing to a just end for each of these stories.”–Dave Ballard, Notre Dame, EJA Summer Fellow 2017
- Kristopher Fernandez (Duke University) worked at Legal Aid of North Carolina in Raleigh.
- Sarah Maserang (University of North Carolina) worked in the Individual Advocacy Team at the Council for Children’s Rights in Charlotte.
- Dave Ballard (Notre Dame) worked at Pisgah Legal Services in Asheville.
- Megan Bishop (University of North Carolina) worked at the NC Prisoner Legal Services in Raleigh.
- Rachel Chang (North Carolina Central University) worked at International House in Charlotte.
- Claire Scott (Campbell University) worked with the Veterans Project at the Legal Aid of North Carolina in Raleigh.
- Lindsey Anderson (University of Michigan) worked at the North Carolina Justice Center in Raleigh.
- Isabelle Askanas (American University) worked at the North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services in Raleigh.
- Leah Arnold (University of North Carolina) worked at Legal Aid of North Carolina.
- Thomas Bell (Duke) worked at Legal Aid of North Carolina.
- Hans Pierre (Charlotte School of Law) worked at Legal Aid of North Carolina.
- Ronald Hayes Jr. (North Carolina Central) worked at the UNC Center for Civil Rights.
- Caroline Sorensen (Duke) worked at Legal Aid of North Carolina.