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.
Equal Justice America has sponsored fellowships for more than 4,300 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 million in grants and has provided approximately 1.5 million hours of free legal services with programs that work to protect the rights of the poor.
In September 2002, we began funding two-year post-graduate EJA Fellowships, launching the public interest careers of outstanding young attorneys. More than $1.4 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.