Four UT Law Students Earn Equal Justice Works Fellowships

2012 EJW Fellows from UT Law

The Law School’s 2012 Equal Justice Works fellows are, from left to right, Christine Nishimura, Jordan Pollock, Amelia Ruiz Fischer, and Keegan Warren-Clem.

Four members of the Class of 2012 have received postgraduate fellowships from Equal Justice Works, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., whose declared mission is to support “the next generation of lawyers who commit themselves to public interest law and endeavor to provide effective representation to underserved communities and causes.”

Christine Nishimura, Jordan Pollock, Amelia Ruiz Fischer, and Keegan Warren-Clem received the prestigious two-year fellowships, which provide competitive salaries and loan repayment assistance after graduation. As applicants they designed specific public interest projects, and Equal Justice Works has matched each of the fellows with sponsors who will support them throughout their tenure.

“The Law School is very proud of these outstanding students and applauds Equal Justice Works for supporting them through these highly competitive fellowships,” said Eden Harrington, Director of the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law.  “They will be outstanding attorneys and make significant contributions toward increasing access to justice.”

For more information, see the UT Law Magazine article online.