Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

News Release

May 02, 2005
Five Southwestern law students selected for 2005 Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Program
Five Southwestern University School of Law students will spend this summer interning with nonprofit public interest law organizations as a part of Equal Justice Works' Summer Corps program. Danielle Greene, Daniel Jimenez, Karen Lac, Lauren Liebes and Kenneth Meyer will each receive a $1,000 education award voucher through this national AmeriCorps-funded program. These students were among 505 applicants for 250 participant slots nationwide.

The 2005 Summer Corps participants are first-year and second-year law students from 113 law schools. They will each spend at least 300 hours at public interest internships, providing critically needed legal assistance to low-income or underserved communities in 39 states. The Summer Corps members will also gain first-hand experience and lawyering skills in areas such as client intake, individual representation, and legal research and writing.

Placements included the Western Law Center for Disability Rights, Los Angeles (Greene), Bet Tzedek Legal Services, Los Angeles (Jimenez), the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law, Los Angeles (Lac) and Public Counsel, Los Angeles (Liebes and Meyer).

Equal Justice Works (formerly the National Association for Public Interest Law) was founded in 1986 by law students dedicated to working for equal justice on behalf of underserved communities and causes. Today, Equal Justice Works is the national leader in creating summer and postgraduate public interest opportunities for law students and lawyers, as well as in urging more public interest programming at law schools.