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Veterans Clinic Students Selected for Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Program

April 23, 2013

Equal Justice Works Fellowships

Two TJSL students have been selected to participate in the Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Program.  They are Jason Stones (2L) and Eric Schneider (3L) who will be working at TJSL’s Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic this summer, according to Professor Steve Berenson, the VLAC director.  The students are required to work 300 hours at the clinic this summer and in exchange will receive an education award in the amount of $1175.

“We are thrilled that Eric and Jason will be back with the clinic this summer,” said Professor Berenson. “Both have done an excellent job on behalf of their struggling veteran clients this semester.  The Equal Justice Works [Summer Corps Program] is a prestigious award, and will allow Eric and Jason to continue their important work and reach an even broader range of struggling veterans that the clinic would otherwise have been able to this summer.”

According to its official website: “The Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Program provides law students with the chance to spend their summer working on a legal project at a qualifying nonprofit public interest organization of their choosing.  Summer Corps members expand the delivery of critically needed legal assistance in low-income and underserved communities across the country for veterans, homeowners facing foreclosure, disaster victims, and those facing other legal issues.”

“I am very excited to have been selected to receive this fellowship from Equal Justice Works and to be able to carry out [my service] at the Veterans Clinic this summer,” said Schneider, who is a Navy veteran.  “It is an honor to have the opportunity to give whatever help I am able to provide to those who have served our nation.”

“I am thrilled to be part of Summer Corps,” said Stones.  “Equal Justice Works has provided a great opportunity for me to improve practical legal skills and a chance for me to give back to the community, especially to military veterans. Working in the Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic this semester has been a great experience. Through Summer Corps, I look forward to further providing assistance to those who deserve it most, while gaining professionalism and proficiency in my ability to represent clients in the future.”

Congratulations to Jason and Eric!