Who we are:
The Equal Justice Foundation is a student run nonprofit of Georgetown Law. The group is dedicated to funding students engaged in summer public interest work. Since 1982, EJF has awarded fellowships to students working without pay for public interest organizations. The public interest sector provides critical legal service across the country affording communities the benefit of excellent legal support for positions in poverty law, race equality, immigration, human rights, environment and community justice. With the assistance and support of the administration and the greater law school community, our program has grown tremendously since then and now supports the highest number students of any law school in the country, providing nearly 500 fellowships this past summer.
What we do:
EQUAL JUSTICE FOUNDATION PRESENTS THE WONDERLAND AUCTION
The EJF Auction is the centerpiece event of the year! Set for Febuary 4th, 2016, the evening brings faculty, alumni, students and community members alike together to raise summer funding for this crucial cause. The upcoming “WonderLand Auction” will feature an evening of food, drinks, music and a grand prize Tropical Vacation worth over $2,000!
With a devoted group of volunteers, EJF brings together local businesses, community leaders and distinguished faculty to raise funds for summer fellowships. Without the financial support of EJF, the vital legal talent offered to the public interest sector would not be possible. Students volunteer 900+ hours each year to obtain this funding. Combined, students that take on unpaid summer placements in public interest volunteer more than 100,000 hours to programs across the nation.
EJF awards more than 450 students summer funding each year; a guaranteed stipend that enables their work in non profit and public interest organizations. Every dollar raised goes DIRECTLY to the summer fellowship funding.
Past sites include:
ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence, Advancement Project, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Amara Legal Center, American Bar Association, Center for Human Rights, American Civil Liberties Union, American Council on Education, American Humanist Association, American Red Cross, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Animal Welfare Institute, Autism Speaks, Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence ‐ Legal Action Project Brad, Broadcasting Board of Governors, CAIR Coalition, Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth, Cato Institute, Center for Class Action Fairness , Center for Popular Democracy, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Center for Resource Solutions, Office of Tax and Revenue, Chief Financial Officer, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Climate Institute, Commercial Law Development Program, Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource), Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, Bar Pro Bono Program, Catholic Charities, Corrections Information Council, Rental Housing Commission, Rental Housing Commission, Sentencing and Criminal Code Revision Commission, Superior Court, Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Chief Counsel, Department of Homeland Security, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, Office of the Principal Legal Advisor, Human Rights Section, District of Columbia Court of Appeals; Associate Judge Catharine Easterly, Electronic Privacy Information Center, Employment Justice Center, Fair Elections Legal Network, Federal Aviation Administration ‐ Office of the Chief Counsel, Federal Communications Commission, Federal Communications Commission, Office of Engineering and Technology, Policy and Rules Division, Federal Communications Commission, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Federal Maritime Commission, Federal Trade Commission; Bureau of Competition, First Star, Inc., Food and Drug Administration, House Committee on the Judiciary ‐ Minority Staff, Human Rights First, Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Labor and Pension Law, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Justice