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Equal Justice Foundation

The Equal Justice Foundation, a student-run organization at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, encourages law students to pursue their aspirations of serving low-income, under-represented clients by providing financial support to students taking public interest jobs during the summer and upon graduation.

Justice isn’t free. Throughout our city, and our country, low-income people have serious legal needs that go unmet because they cannot afford lawyers. Every law school has students who would like to provide legal services to low-income people, but paid positions are scarce. Every city has non-profit organizations struggling to meet the legal needs of people who cannot afford to pay.

EJF awards summer grants to support work at non-profit organizations, providing students with valuable legal experience and the organizations with much-needed assistance. Student members raise the grant funds with the support of the Law School and Philadelphia business communities. As this support continues to grow, law students have the opportunity to provide a vital service to a segment of our society very much in need.

Mailing Address:

Equal Justice Foundation

University of Pennsylvania Law School

3501 Sansom Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

erinsw@Pennlaw.upenn.edu

2018-2019 Board

- Co-Presidents: Erin Sweeney and Adriana Simmons

- Co-Vice Presidents: Leigh Anne Schriever and Courtney Helt

- Auction Chairs: Makenzie Way, Ellyn Jameson, Maura Hallisey, Haley Pritchard, and Caitlyn Wigler

- Treasurer: Alyssa Wolfington

- General Fundraising Chairs: Margaret Kopel and Sabrina Merold

- 3L Representatives: Emily Daenzer, Abby Samuels, Amanda LeSavage, and Tina Lapsia