Three Maine Law Students Named Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Members This Year
Three Maine Law students have been named Equal Justice Works “Summer Corps” members this year. Through the Summer Corps—a partnership between Equal Justice Works and AmeriCorps—several hundred law students from around the country serve at nonprofit legal aid organizations every summer. The Maine Law students are Claire DeWitte '11 (who will work for Community Legal Services, Inc. in Philadelphia, PA), and Christopher McCabe '12 and Alison Thompson '12 (both of whom will work for the Maine Volunteer Lawyer's Project in Portland).
Each Summer Corps member receives a $1,000 AmeriCorps education award voucher upon completion of a minimum of 300 hours of summer service at a nonprofit public interest organization.
Equal Justice Works is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC that promotes careers in public service for lawyers. It works with law schools, law firms, and other legal employers to help law students and lawyers acquire the training and skills to provide legal assistance to poor and other vulnerable populations. Besides its Summer Corps program, Equal Justice Works also sponsors a post-graduate legal fellowship program, hosts an annual conference and public interest career fair, and offers a variety of other resources.