UC Hastings Law Center for Social Justice supports students with opportunities in public interest law

November 3, 2022

UC HASTINGS LAW — Most UC Hastings student applicants list wanting “to make a difference in the world” as their primary motives for attending law school, according to recent student surveys. A new center at UC Hastings will help law students build on that value and find ways to integrate it into their future legal

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University of Virginia Law students Simeon Daferede and Kylie Mignat receive public service scholarships

September 26, 2022

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF LAW — First-year students Simeon Daferede and Kylie Mignat are this year’s recipients of the Virginia Public Service Scholarships, a full-tuition award given to University of Virginia School of Law students who are pursuing public service careers.

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Northwestern Law graduates participate in public interest fellowships

August 24, 2022

NORTHWESTERN PRITZKER SCHOOL OF LAW — Ten recent graduates will launch their careers in public interest through both national and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law post-graduate fellowships this year. These graduates have dedicated their time and skills to causes ranging from healthcare expansion to supporting immigrant communities to helping survivors of gender-based violence.

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University of Cincinnati Law dean Verna Williams named CEO of Equal Justice Works

August 1, 2022

CINCINNATI.COM — University of Cincinnati College of Law Dean Verna L. Williams is leaving the university after 21 years for Washington, D.C., where she’s been named CEO of the nonprofit Equal Justice Works. Her last day at UC is Sept. 14, and she’ll start work as CEO the following week. The organization hosts a network of law

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Weil Legal Innovators Program offers scholarships in exchange for one year of public interest work before law school

August 1, 2022

REUTERS — When Leah Hebron, who is about start her first year at Georgetown University Law Center, looks ahead, she said she figures “I have my whole life to work as a lawyer.” So when she saw the chance to defer law school for a year, get paid $50,000 to work at Human Rights Watch

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Howard Law students admitted to public interest fellowship program

July 27, 2022

THE DIG — Five students at the Howard University School of Law have been selected for the prestigious Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowship Program. These students, Kiana Stallworth, Nathaniel Williams, Jamieson Davids, Jamayne F. Potts and Mia Santiago, will spend their Summer working in public interest internships around the U.S.

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University of Virginia Law student Jordan Kijewski discusses public service summer work

July 26, 2022

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA LAW — Before coming to the University of Virginia School of Law, Jordan Kijewski ’24 helped underrepresented high school students apply to college and “adopted” a grandmother who became a close friend. Kijewski, a native of Haymarket, Virginia, studied U.S. government and politics and American studies as an undergraduate at UVA.

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University of Akron Law recognizes graduating students’ pro bono work

July 18, 2022

THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON SCHOOL OF LAW — The 2022 graduating class of The University of Akron (UA) School of Law more than upheld the school’s long-standing tradition of abundant community and pro bono service. In total, the 108 graduates donated more than 10,000 hours during their time in law school—an impressive number, especially considering the

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Faulkner Law professor John Craft honored by Arkansas State Bar with public interest attorney award

July 15, 2022

SPOT ON ALABAMA — John Craft, clinical associate professor of law at Faulkner Law, was awarded the 2022 Public Interest Attorney Award at the Alabama State Bar’s 145th annual meeting.

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Florida A&M University Law students awarded public interest fellowships

July 15, 2022

WEST ORLANDO NEWS — Four Florida A&M University College of Law students are recipients of the Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowship. Alba Manuela Suarez, Jai’Ehir Jackson-Hawkins, Derrick Gaiter and Seana-Jahan La Coa received the monetary awards.

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