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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Equal Justice Works Announces 2009 Ole Miss Summer Corps Members

Equal Justice Works is excited to announce our 2009 Summer Corps members. With a record of 1,184 applications this year, the selection process was extremely competitive.

We would like to extend our congratulations to University of Mississippi School of Law for its student participation in Summer Corps this year!  


This year's 420 Summer Corps members represent 147 Equal Justice Works law schools. These first- and second-year law students will each receive a $1,000 AmeriCorps education award voucher upon completion of a minimum of 300 hours of summer service at a nonprofit public interest organization. Summer Corps members will provide critically needed legal assistance to low-income and underserved communities in 44 states and the District of Columbia. In addition, Summer Corps members gain first-hand experience and legal skills in areas such as client intake, individual representation, research and writing.


Summer Corps members are engaged with a broad range of issues, including civil rights, community economic development, death penalty, disability rights, housing, domestic violence, education, public benefits and workers' rights.

University of Mississippi School of Law
  • Marisa Christensen, Mississippi Taxpayer Assistance Project (part of North Mississippi Rural Legal Services) 
    Oxford, MS
  • Kourtney Ikard, North Mississippi Rural Legal Services 
    Oxford, MS
  • Laura Nichols, North Mississippi Rural Legal Services 
    Oxford, MS
  • Joseph Tucker, North Mississippi Rural Legal Services 
    Oxford, MS

From:  http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/programs/summercorps/lawschools