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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Nine recent Northwestern Law graduates earn public interest fellowships

July 15, 2022

PRITZKER SCHOOL OF LAW — Nine recent graduates will launch their careers in public interest through both national and Northwestern Pritzker Law post-graduate fellowships this year. These graduates have dedicated their time and skills to causes ranging from environmental work to prison reform to public housing.

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UC Hastings Law celebrates students’ pro bono public interest work

June 30, 2022

UC HASTINGS — UC Hastings law students worked approximately 55,000 unpaid hours over the last year providing more than $7 million in free legal support to nonprofits, public agencies, and individual clients.

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University of Virginia Law students receive grants for summer public interest work

June 28, 2022

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF LAW — With help from a record $801,000 in grants, 167 University of Virginia School of Law students will work in public service roles this summer.

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