2014 EJW Fellowship Applications Now Open, Training Materials on Human Rights Framework & Student Loan Ranger News

2014 Equal Justice Works Fellowship Application is Now Open

Screen shot 2013-03-19 at 8.21.47 PMThe 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.

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International Justice Resource Center Releases Materials from their International Human Rights Advocacy Training

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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.

The videos of each session are available on IJRC’s Vimeo and YouTube channels.

Get the Latest News on Student Loan Debt Relief from EJW’s Student Loan Ranger Blog

Student Loan Ranger - Education (usnewsAs 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.