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, 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 more about the students’ EJA Fellowships.
“This fellowship has enabled me to work alongside attorneys who contribute to equal justice for all every day by helping clients escape eviction, obtain domestic violence orders of protection, and access veteran benefits. They recognize that systemic racism permeates not only our criminal justice system but also the most basic necessities like housing and employment. Their palpable passion and tireless commitment demonstrate the type of attorney I hope to become.” – Britta Momanyi, Duke University School of Law, EJA Summer Fellow 2020
- Britta Momanyi (Duke University) worked at North Carolina Legal Aid in Raleigh.
- Mireya Colin (Campbell University) and Cayla Rodney(University of North Carolina) worked at the Legal Aid of North Carolina.
- Katharine Czinke (Loyola University Chicago) worked at JusticeMatters in Durham.
- Katelin Kaiser (North Carolina Central) worked at the North Carolina Justice Center in Raleigh.
- McCathern Painter (Elon University) and Almeric Thomas (Elon University) worked at the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy.
- Hlekani Totten (North Carolina Central) worked at North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence in Durham.
- 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.
“Ultimately, this summer was a great experience. Legal Aid [of North Carolina] is an organization that helps people navigate a complicated system when they are at their most vulnerable, and my internship really helped me learn what kind of difference legal services can make. Further, I was able to grow my skills by performing meaningful and substantive work. I could not have imagined a higher-quality internship for my 1L summer.”– Kristopher Fernandez, Duke University School of Law, EJA Summer Fellow 2018
- 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.