Is Your School in the Equal Justice Works Guide to Law Schools?

The Equal Justice Works Guide to Law Schools is the new iteration of the E-Guide to Public Service at America’s Law Schools.  The Guide highlights law school practices that encourage students to engage in public service, and equip students with the skills necessary to meet the legal needs of the underserved.  It documents curricular and co-curricular innovations.  It provides a resource for law school applicants to find schools that meet both their practical needs and educational goals without the distraction of lists and rankings.  Because each law school is unique in its mission, culture and student engagement, the Guide is structured so that every school can show off its strengths, from clinics to career services.

The 2009 online survey is available now.  Completed surveys are due February 16, 2009.  Find out who at your school is in charge of filling the survey out and make sure they have the information they need to best represent your school’s public interest strengths.

It is worth noting that this is the only resource external to the law schools’ own websites or admissions materials that highlights clinical and other public service programs, and is marketed to prospective students.  Don’t we all want prospective students asking admissions people about clinical opportunities and making decisions about which school to attend in part because of clinical, extern and pro bono offerings? Of course! So it behooves us all tohelp make sure our schools’ descriptions are accurate and complete!

For more information about the Guide, visit, or contact Charlene E. Gomes at (202)466-3686 ext. 108, or

2 Responses

  1. Thank you, Carolyn!

    We have actually moved the deadline back to February 16th. If anyone would like to request a PDF copy of the survey content or find out who is the Guide contact at their school, they can email me at or call 202-466-3686 x108.


  2. I admit, I have not been on this webpage in a long time… however it was another joy to see It is such an important topic and ignored by so many, even professionals. I thank you to help making people more aware of possible issues.

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