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Please let your students know that there is still time to apply for the 2012 Summer Corps program. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, April 10. Incomplete applications will not be considered and there will be no exceptions.
  • 2012 AmeriCorps Legal Fellowship: Positions announced in June on PSLawNet. Applications ongoing.
  • 2013 Equal Justice Works Fellowship: Application open July 6 to September 18
  • 2013 Public Defender Corps: Application open July 6 to September 18
What are the differences between the three Equal Justice Works post-graduate fellowships programs? How do you help students with their applications? Who should apply to which program? We are offering several webinars this spring to answer these questions and more. All webinars are free. Please visit our website and to learn more and register for our webinars.
Save the Date
Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27, 2012
Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
Registration information will be coming soon. Travel and accommodation information is now available.
We have been receiving great feedback for the new The Equal Justice Works Guide to Law Schools. From November 21 to March 30, The Guide received 12,414 visits, with 86% being first time visitors. Based on results from our survey, 79% of those utilizing the site are prospective law students, along with a small number of current law students and undergraduate advisors.
One of the most popular features was the comparison view that allows visitors to obtain side-by-side summaries of several schools’ programs at one time. This feature was used 1,598 times throughout this period.
We encourage you to update your school’s information in The Guide with the information most recently reported to the ABA and NALP, and any other changes you would like to make to your school’s profile. Remember that you can make changes in The Guide anytime by logging in at http://survey.ejwguide.org. When you do make changes, please let us know by sending an email to guide@equaljusticeworks.org, so that we may ensure your edits transfer to the live, public version of The Guide. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Educational Debt We are pleased to announce the publication of a new educational debt resource. Take Control of Your Future: What You Should Know About Educational Debt provides basic information about student loans, repayment options and relief programs such as Income-Based Repayment and Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Visit our website to download a free copy today.
Our educational debt relief team recently participated in the final session of negotiated rulemaking proceedings held by the Department of Education. As a member of the student loans committee, we advocated for borrowers’ interests on 25 different issues, which included regulations governing Income-Based Repayment and Income-Contingent Repayment and implementing President Obama’s Pay As You Earn proposal. On Friday, March 30, the committee, which included representatives from the Department of Education, schools, loan servicers, legal aid, consumer advocates and students, reached consensus on these issues. As a result, a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking with the committee’s proposals will be issued later this year. Programs like Income-Based Repayment and Public Service Loan Forgiveness can help ease the burden of educational debt, but students must make sure they take the right steps to qualify. If you have any questions or would like more information about these programs or the rulemaking proceedings, please email our educational debt team at debtrelief@equaljusticeworks.org.
To learn more on educational debt relief news, check out our Student Loan Ranger blog at U.S. News Education and follow us on Twitter (@EJW_org #studentdebthelp) and Facebook. Sign up for our free webinars to learn about available educational debt relief, whether you are eligible and how to qualify.
Brooklyn Law School has named Nicholas W. Allard as their new dean effective July 2012. Mr. Allard was previously an attorney with Patton Boggs, and has also previously been a contributor and advisory board member of several legal publications and an adjunct professor at several other law schools.
Case Western Reserve University School of Law has developed a partnership with two new Chinese law schools to expand their China study program making them a leader in U.S.-China legal education. The expanded program allows faculty and student exchanges, visiting lecturers, and expanded law journals.
University of Pennsylvania Law School is celebrating the opening of Golkin Hall, a new modern and environmentally-friendly law building.
Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law has named Douglas Sylvester as dean effective immediately. Mr. Sylvester has been the interim dean for almost one year and formerly served as associate dean for Faculty Research and Development at ASU. The College of Law’s academic rankings have increased in the time Mr. Sylvester has been interim dean.
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David Stern, Executive Director
Susan Gurley, Deputy Director
Sally Carlson, Director of Communications and Outreach
Nita Mazumder, Program Manager, Law School Relations
Isaac Bowers, Senior Program Manager, Educational Debt Relief and Outreach
Radhika Singh Miller, Program Manager, Educational Debt Relief and Outreach
Lauren Fuchs, Law School Program & Member Services Specialist
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