Equal Justice Works 2007 Summer Corps Program

If you need supplemental funding for your summer public interest position, Equal Justice Works announces the launch of the 2007 Summer Corps program! Summer Corps is an AmeriCorps-funded program that in 2007 will provide 350 law students with the opportunity to earn a $1,000 AmeriCorps education award voucher for dedicating their summer to a qualifying legal project at a nonprofit public interest organization. First- and second-year students are eligible to apply for this program. Summer Corps slots are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, with consideration for application quality, Equal Justice Works law school representation and geographic diversity, and project eligibility. In addition, as part of the Equal Justice Works Katrina Initiative, priority will be given to projects in the Gulf region providing legal services to people affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Students should check the box marked "Katrina Summer Corps" on the online application if their project meets these criteria. For more information about the eligibility criteria and application and selection process for the 2007 Summer Corps program, please visit the EJW website at http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/summercorpsindex.php. The online application will be available to students via the EJW website from March 21 through April 4. Please make sure to mark the dates! If you have any questions about this year's Summer Corps program, please contact Sarah Jayne Dipert, AmeriCorps Program Coordinator, at (202) 466-3686 x125 or at summercorps@equaljusticeworks.org.

Submitted by Kristin Davis, Public Interest Law Advisor on January 26, 2007

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