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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.

The 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 

2017-2018 Board



Laily Sheybani

Chris Brigante 

Vice Presidents 

Sara Lynch

Addie Rolnick

Stephanie Dowd

Monica Yang


Alyssa Wolfington

Auction Chairs

Anya Perret

Leigh Anne Schriever

Amanda LeSavage

Adriana Simmons

Erin Sweeney 

General Fundraising Chairs 

Courtney Helt

Tina Lapsia 

1L Representatives

Maura Hallisey

Sabrina Merold

Shannon Reid

Caitlyn Wigler

Haley Pritchard