EJW & Immigration Law Postgraduate Fellowships, Justice Innovation Challenge, ENRD, and More!

EJW Fellowship Class of 2020 Application Period Now Open!

Immigrants, low-wage workers, communities touched by the opioid crisis—many people throughout our country face systemic injustices, yet few are fully equipped to fight back. No matter the issue, the guidance of a lawyer can make all the difference. With funding, training, and support, Equal Justice Works Fellows engage directly with issues and communities like these, expanding capacity at their host organizations and following their passions to enact real-world change.

From June 20 to September 20, 2019, aspiring public interest lawyers just like you will work to craft their dream jobs, pioneering solutions to legal issues on behalf of an underserved community.

The EJW Fellowship Application Period is now open! For application details and additional information about EJW fellowships please visit here.

DOJ ENRD Seeks Litigators for its Environmental Enforcement Section (Washington, DC)

DOJ - Attorney's OfficeThe Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice handles environmental and natural resources litigation on behalf of the United States. The work of the Division arises under approximately 150 federal civil and criminal statutes, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, CERCLA (Superfund), Safe Drinking Water Act, Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, and Tucker Act.

ENRD is seeking experienced litigators for its Environmental Enforcement Section in Washington D.C. For more information about ENRD and to apply please visit here. Application deadline is July 2, 2019. 

LSAC Announces the Justice Innovation Challenge

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) recently announced the Justice Innovation Challenge, which will award up to $15,000 in seed funding and mentorship to law students with compelling ideas for addressing access to justice issues.

Open to all current law students in the U.S., the challenge requires individuals and teams of up to four members to collaborate with a nonprofit legal services organization to assist low-income people in need of legal support. Issues the teams will focus on include domestic violence, consumer debt, evictions, business entity formation, foreclosures, and access to government benefits. Participants will present their best ideas to a panel of judges, who will award three winners $15,000, $10,000, and $5,000 respectively to bring their ideas to fruition.

For application instructions and further information visit here. Application deadline is July 19, 2019.

Immigrant Justice Corps — 2020 Justice Fellow Applications Now Open

IJC LogoImmigrant Justice Corps (“IJC”), is the nation’s first and only immigration legal fellowship program. IJC seeks to expand access to counsel by increasing the quantity of immigration lawyers and the quality of the immigration bar. Each year IJC recruits talented young lawyers (“Justice Fellows”) and college graduates (“Community Fellows”) many of whom are first-generation immigrants and bi-lingual graduates from the country’s top universities, for a two-year fellowship. IJC trains Fellows to be experts in immigration law and pairs them with leading non-profit legal services providers and community-based organizations in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Virginia, California, Nevada and Texas to provide legal services to low income immigrants.

Applications are now open for next year’s Justice Fellowship! For additional information and application instructions, please visit here. Final application deadline is October 11, 2019. 

Immigrant Justice Corps.

UW School of Law 2L/3L General Scholarship Application

Continuing JD students for 2019-20 academic year can now submit an application to be considered for scholarships from the general pool. The deadline is June 30, 2019. Decisions will be rendered after August 1. For application information and additional details please visit here.