Nine first- and second-year law students from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law have been selected for the Equal Justice Works Summer Corps program, designed to engage law students and help deliver legal services to communities in need.
Summer Corps is an AmeriCorps-funded program that in 2009 will provide 355 law students with the opportunity to earn a $1,000 education award voucher for dedicating their summer to a qualifying legal project at a nonprofit public interest organization. Summer Corps members provide legal assistance in low-income and underserved communities in the United States on a broad range of issues, including civil rights, community economic development, death penalty, disability rights, housing, domestic violence, education, public benefits and workers' rights. The students must complete 300 hours of summer service.
The number of students from Case Western Reserve chosen for the selective program continues to increase. In 2008, five students were selected.
The following is a list of the Summer Corps members from the School of Law and the agencies they will work for:
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