June 06, 2007
Sixteen Tulane University School of Law students will spend this summer serving with nonprofit public interest law organizations as a part of the Equal Justice Works Summer Corps program. These students were among 592 applicants for 350 participant slots nationwide.
The 2007 Summer Corps members are first- and second-year law students from 117 law schools. They will each serve at least 300 hours in public interest projects, providing critically needed legal assistance to low-income and underserved communities in 37 states and the District of Columbia. Summer Corps members will also gain first-hand experience and legal skills in areas such as client intake, individual representation, research and writing.
Summer Corps members work on a broad range of issues, including civil rights, community economic development, death penalty, disability rights, housing, domestic violence, education, public benefits and workers’ rights. In addition, 42 members are part of the Equal Justice Works Katrina Summer Corps, providing disaster-related legal services to populations affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Kati Bambrick, Eileen Garvey, Ashley Luick, and Molly Sullivan will serve with New Orleans Legal Assistance Corporation; Carolyn Depoian with Legal Aid Society, Brooklyn Office for the Aging; Lynn Doiron with AIDSLaw in New Orleans; Brendon Fleming with New York Lawyers for the Public Interest; Asha Geire with Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis; Ayanna Lee and Kristin Wenstrom with Innocence Project New Orleans; Nikhil Ramnaney with Public Counsel in Los Angeles; Erica Rancilio with GLBT Justice Project in St. Petersburg; Benjamin Varadi with Common Ground Relief Legal Services in New Orleans; and Morgan Williams with NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. in New York.