One University of Utah College of Law student will spend this summerinterning with a nonprofit public interest law organization as a partof Equal Justice Works’ Summer Corps program. Donna Marisa Black willreceive a $1,000 education award voucher through this nationalAmeriCorps-funded program. This student was among 608 applicants for315 participant slots nationwide.
The 2006 Summer Corps participants are first-year and second-year lawstudents from 113 law schools. They will each serve at least 300 hoursin public interest internships, providing critically needed legalassistance to low-income and underserved communities in 42 states.Summer Corps members will also gain first-hand experience and legalskills in areas such as client intake, individual representation,research and writing.
Summer Corps program participants work on a broad range of issues,including civil rights, community economic development, death penalty,disability rights, housing, domestic violence, education, publicbenefits and workers’ rights. In addition, Equal Justice Works setaside 65 “Katrina Summer Corps” slots this year for students who arehelping to provide legal assistance to hurricane survivors in Alabama,Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
Donna Marisa will intern with ACLU of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Equal Justice Works, anonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 1986 bylaw students dedicated to working for equal justice on behalf ofunderserved communities and causes. Today, Equal Justice Works is thenational leader in creating summer and postgraduate public interestopportunities for law students and lawyers as well as in urging morepublic interest programming at law schools. For more information aboutEqual Justice Works, visit www.equaljusticeworks.org.