2014 Equal Justice Works Fellowship Application is Now Open
The 2014 Equal Justice Works Fellowship application is now open and will close on September 17, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.
Each year the Equal Justice Works fellowship competition selects qualified and passionate lawyers who have developed new and innovative legal projects that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance.
Depending on funding, they are able to provide between 45-55 two-year fellowships annually. Fellows receive a competitive salary, generous loan repayment assistance, connections to their prominent sponsors and leaders of the private and public interest bars, participation in trainings, and additional support during their two-year tenure.
Click here to:
- Download the application guide
- View current and incoming Fellow profiles
- Hear it from our experts and sign up for our application overview webinar (July 11, 1:30 p.m. EDT)
- Apply to the program
International Justice Resource Center Releases Materials from their International Human Rights Advocacy Training
IJRC held an international human rights advocacy training conference, The International Human Rights Framework: Opportunities for Social Justice & Civil Rights Advocates, at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. More than 70 participants learned from some of the most knowledgeable and experienced human rights practitioners in the country on how to effectively engage with local, regional and international courts and monitoring bodies to advance human rights.
The training materials and background information are available for viewing and download at: http://bit.ly/humanrightsframework. These documents include IJRC’s newly revised and updated handbook on human rights advocacy for U.S. based advocates, as well as the relevant human rights treaties, decisions and reports.
Get the Latest News on Student Loan Debt Relief from EJW’s Student Loan Ranger Blog
As usual, it’s been a busy month on Equal Justice Works Student Loan Ranger blog. They took a look at a recent bankruptcy case that offers hope for distressed borrowers, reviewed how the dueling House and Senate budget proposals would impact student loans and examined why the federal government is currently making a $50 billion profit on student loans.