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 providing critical services to victims of domestic violence who come to the courthouse to file orders of protection on their own.
Alexis Smith, the Director of NHLAA, calls the EJA sponsored TRO Project “one of the longest standing and impactful student projects to ever come out of the Law School.” This project is now considered to be a permanent part of the law school programming.
Equal Justice America Fellowships for Yale law students and graduates are made possible by contributions from Yale Law School alumni. With continued support from the alumni, we look forward to putting many more Yale law students and graduates to work providing vitally needed legal assistance to 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.