Equal Justice Works Fellowships
The Texas Access to Justice Foundation, committed to ensuring access to justice for the poor, partners with Equal Justice Works in the sponsorship of innovative fellowship projects in Texas. The Equal Justice Works Fellowships Program is the largest postgraduate legal fellowship program in the nation. The program was launched in 1992 to address the shortage of attorneys working on behalf of traditionally under-served populations and causes in the United States and its territories.
In 1997, Equal Justice Works, formerly the National Association for Public Interest Law, expanded the fellowship program to encourage partnerships between law firms, corporations and public interest organizations to fund fellowships. The Foundation was instrumental in securing the law firm of Vinson & Elkins as a major fellowship sponsor.
The 2017-19 Application Period is open July 6 - Sept. 16, 2016.
Learn more about the Fellowship program in this video produced for legal aid organizations that utilize fellows to serve the underserved populations in Texas:
"Fellowship Program Focuses on Public Interest Law" - Texas Bar Journal article, January 2013
"Justice for All" - Texas Bar Journal article, December 2014
Additional Fellowship Information
Fellowship projects and participants 1999-2014 in Texas.
Visit the Equal Justice Works website for more information.
To donate to the Texas Access to Justice Foundation Equal Justice Works Fellowship Program:
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