What We’ve Done

Equal Justice America helps people every day by putting law students and lawyers to work for legal aid programs across the country.

Here’s how…


Equal Justice America has sponsored fellowships for more than 4,500 law students to work with over 500 legal services organizations across the country. Interning under the supervision of experienced attorneys, our fellowship recipients have provided crucial assistance to low-income clients struggling through the complexities of our civil justice system.

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EJA has paid out more than $11.5 million in grants and has provided approximately 1.6 million hours of free legal services with programs that work to protect the rights of the poor.

Post-graduate Fellowships

In September 2002, we began funding two-year post-graduate EJA Fellowships, launching the public interest careers of outstanding young attorneys. Nearly $2 million has been committed to these post-graduate fellowships. Equal Justice America has awarded a two year $130,000 post-graduate Immigration Fellowship to a Northwestern law graduate who will start work this fall at LAF in Chicago. New EJA Post-graduate Immigration Fellowships will soon be announced for Boston and Washington, DC.

Disability Rights Clinic

In September 2000, Pace University Law School established the Equal Justice America Disability Rights Clinic with a major grant and an ongoing commitment from EJA. We have contributed more than $700,000 to the EJA Clinic, which has become an integral part of the Law School's highly regarded clinical program.

Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) Project

In the Fall of 1997, Equal Justice America began sponsoring the Yale Law School Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) Project at the New Haven Legal Assistance Association (NHLAA). The program puts Yale law students to work assisting battered women in obtaining Temporary Restraining Orders against their abusers. Susan Garcia Nofi, the Director of NHLAA, calls the EJA sponsored TRO Project "one of the most successful student projects to come out of the law school" and "a demonstration project for law schools and legal services’ programs throughout the country."