EJU Law Student Program
Equal Justice University
Law School Participation Information
Equal Justice University (EJU), co-sponsored by the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services (TALS) and the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA), is the annual gathering of advocates, professionals, law students, and pro bono attorneys involved in providing civil legal assistance across Tennessee.
Law Student Participation
In collaboration with the TBA’s Access to Justice Committee’s Law School Committee, we are asking Tennessee’s law schools to encourage their law students to participate in this conference and to offer students recognition for attending. In turn, to meet the unique needs of law students, we offer networking opportunities to ensure that training topics will engage students.
Typical networking opportunities include:
- Pre awards banquet cocktail hour
- Casual evening campfire
- Law student leaders meet-n-greet
- Opportunity to attend TALS task force meetings
Law School Participation
Law schools participating in the EJU Law Student Program commit to:
- Promote attending EJU to their students,
- Share information about EJU and the Law Student EJU Scholarship fund with their community, and
- Offer students who attend EJU recognition in the form of community service hour credits and/or certificates
Participating in the EJU Law Student Program is beneficial for both the students and the university. Law students not only have multiple networking opportunities, they can also attend up to 15 hours of CLEs to learn more about substantive law topics pertinent to civil legal services and public interest attorneys. Plus, law students from participating law schools can earn community service hours. Participating law schools receive recognition on the TBA and TALS websites, social media sites, and select outreach and marketing materials.
We invite the law program at your university to participate in the EJU Law Student Program. Once your university’s participation is confirmed, we will:
- Provide fliers that may be posted to promote the availability of this opportunity,
- Add your organization’s name to our online list of participating universities,
- Create your university’s unique student attendance certificates, and
- Include your organization’s name in select EJU promotions.
In 2011, our EJU Law Student Program Participating Law Schools included University of Tennessee College of Law, the Nashville School of Law, Vanderbilt School of Law and The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.
Law Student EJU Scholarship Fund
Many law students are passionate about serving their communities and interested in public interest law, but cannot afford to attend EJU. To aid these students we have created a Law Student EJU Scholarship Fund. Donations made to this fund are designated for law students interested in attending EJU.
Giving levels include:
$100 - 1 student’s full conference fee
$250 - 1 full conference fee + lodging
$350 - 5 students’ lodging in a cabin
$500 - 5 students’ conference fee
$850 - 5 students’ conference fee + cabin lodging
Contributions have a broad reach, because they touch not only the students’ lives, but enhance the future quality of civil legal services for the poor, elderly, and victims of domestic violence across Tennessee. Make a donation by clicking the DONATE link in the upper right hand corner of the website.
Thank you for your interest in encouraging and supporting law student attendance at the upcoming Equal Justice University. If you have any questions about EJU sponsorships or scholarships, email us.