Equal Justice Works Fellowships

Equal Justice Works partners with sponsors to fund 60-75 two-year fellowships annually (76 fellows anticipated in 2018). Applicants must be graduating students or alumni of member law schools and must demonstrate a commitment to public interest law. The applicants must also partner with nonprofit host organizations to design innovative projects that focus on providing legal advocacy on behalf of disenfranchised individuals and groups and addressing issues not adequately represented in our legal system.

Equal Justice Works is currently seeking Fellowship applications from rising 3Ls and recent graduates interested in designing two-year postgraduate Fellowship projects, to begin in September of 2020.  As you are exploring potential projects, EJW wanted to share with you certain project issue areas and geographic areas in our region that have dedicated sponsor interest.


  • Reproductive Rights
  • Housing/Homelessness
  • Hunger/Food Insecurity
  • Veterans

Texas (Houston, Austin, Dallas):

  • Rural Access to Justice
  • All issue areas

New sponsor preferences will be added throughout the summer. Because many preferences will not be known until the application deadline has passed, Equal Justice Works encourages projects in ALL geographic and issue areas.

Fellowships offer candidates the chance to design their dream job, work with an established non-profit, apply for Equal Justice Works LRAP, and connect with prominent private sector sponsors. Host organizations for selected candidates are awarded up to $100,000 total to support the Fellow’s salary over two years. Candidates looking to submit a competitive application should:

  1. Attend an Application Tips Webinar
  2. Download the Application Guide
  3. Check out sample applications.
  4. Join the Facebook Group for tips and to connect directly with Fellows and staff.
  5. Visit us online for more information

As a reminder, applications are due by September 20, 2019 and you can complete the application online.


Various locations

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