Equal Justice Works | School of Law | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Equal Justice Works | School of Law | SIU

Equal Justice Works


The mission of Equal Justice Works is to create a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. We provide leadership to ensure a sustainable pipeline of talented and trained lawyers that are involved in public service. Equal Justice Works provides a continuum of programs that begin with incoming law school students and extend into later careers in the profession. We provide the nation’s leading public interest law fellowship program and offer more postgraduate, full-time legal positions in public service than any other organization.

Equal Justice Works is an organization designed to help law schools establish and strengthen public interest programs, provide public service, professional development and legal training for students and lawyers and build support in the legal profession for public service through pro bono work and financial support.

The SIU School of Law's Equal Justice Works Society organizes an annual fundraiser during the spring semester to help raise donation to the Self Help Legal Center. They also hold an annual national career fair where students are able to interview for public interest jobs and internships from all across the country.

2017-2018 Officers


Shani Smoak