Equal Justice Works (EJW) Fellowship Info.


Each year the Equal Justice Works Fellowship competition selects qualified and passionate lawyers who have developed new and innovative legal projects that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. Fellows receive a competitive salary, generous loan repayment assistance, connections to their prominent sponsors, participation in trainings, and additional support during their two-year tenure.


The 2016 Equal Justice Works Fellowship application will be available from July 6 – September 18, 2015.

  • Develop an innovative project where you will provide effective legal advocacy on behalf of individuals, groups or issues that are not adequately represented within the legal system.
  • Select a nonprofit organization that will host you and your project for two years.
  • Submit your application to Equal Justice Works by 5 p.m. EDT on September 18.
  •  Interview with law firms, corporations, foundations, or other companies or individuals who may sponsor your fellowship. Interviews can take place from October to March.
  • Begin your dream job September 2016!

All applications will be judged according to the impact of the proposed project as well as the quality of the host organization and the individual candidate. Other factors taken into consideration are adequacy of supervisor, innovation of the project, groundwork laid, and sustainability of the project. DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION GUIDE TO LEARN MORE!

Some sponsors specify geographic and subject matter preferences, and we recommend interested candidates review these preferences as they begin to develop their project. VIEW SPONSOR PREFERENCES HERE!


Register for any of the dates below here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/1772187711165039618

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2 p.m. EDT
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2 p.m. EDT
  • Tuesday, August 11, 2 p.m. EDT
  • Tuesday, September 1, 2 p.m. EDT

If you have questions, please email fellowships@equaljusticeworks.org.