LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell is funding a new scholarship for law students associated with Equal Justice Works who have done an exceptional job practicing public interest law. Equal Justice Works (formerly the National Association for Public Interest Law) was founded in 1986 by law students dedicated to working for equal justice on behalf of underserved communities and causes. Today, Equal Justice Works is a national leader in creating summer and postgraduate public interest opportunities for law students and lawyers as well as in urging more public interest programming at law schools.
The LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Scholarship is part of a three-year, $60,000 grant the company has given Equal Justice Works to support the work the organization does in 47 states nationwide. The scholarships will consist of annual $5,000 cash awards handed out to student winners of the Exemplary Public Service Awards recognized each year by Equal Justice Works at its annual awards dinner. The term of the scholarship endowments are for three years, with the first award scheduled to be presented in October.
For more information, go to www.equaljusticeworks.org