For Immediate Release:  Jun 14, 2011
2011, 06, 14

7 Hofstra Law Students Selected for the Prestigious Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Program

7 Hofstra Law Students Selected for the Prestigious Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Program

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Seven Hofstra Law students will spend the summer working at public interest organizations as a part of the Equal Justice Works (EJW) Summer Corps, an AmeriCorps-funded program. Summer Corps participants provide critically needed legal assistance to low-income and underserved communities in the United States.

“It is an honor for our students to be a part of the elite EJW Summer Corps,” said Dean Nora V. Demleitner. “We are very proud of them and their commitment to donating their time and talents in order to positively impact the lives of others.” 

Each summer, Summer Corps connects law students around the country with organizations that deliver legal services to those who need it most. This year it will provide 700 law students from 163 law schools with the opportunity to earn a $1,132 award voucher for dedicating their summer to a qualifying legal project at a nonprofit public interest organization. In the summer of 2010, 577 law students participated in the program. 

The Hofstra Law students chosen for the 2011 EJW Summer Corps are:

Irnande Altema (Class of 2012)  HIV Law Project, New York, N.Y. 

Christine Conwell (2012) — Catholic Charities Community Services, Department of Immigration Services, New York, N.Y

Ryan Larson (2013) — City Bar Justice Center, New York, N.Y. 

Jeffrey Miles (2013) — New York City Bar Association: Lawhelp.org, New York, N.Y.

Jean-baptiste Rudatsikira (2012) — The Legal Aid Society, Juvenile Rights Practice, Brooklyn, N.Y. 

Samantha Sandler (2012) — New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG), New York, N.Y.

Alexander Turbin (2012) — The Legal Aid Society, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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