Justice Advocates Coalition Event to Raise Funds, Awareness for Public Interest Fellowships

Oct. 16, 2017

Student-led effort seeks to support students in pursuing public interest careers, empowering marginalized communities

As part of University of Arizona Law's 2017 Homecoming festivities, learn about how your legacy of public and community service lives on in the present generation of law students at Proud Legacy, Promising Future: Arizona Law Public Interest Advocacy, which includes a presentation by the Justice Advocates Coalition and UA Law alumna Kathy Brody, legal director of the Arizona ACLU.

The Justice Advocates Coalition is a student-formed initiative that launched in 2017. It aims to promote full and equal access to justice for all individuals, groups, and the natural environment. The Justice Advocates Coalition seeks to both empower marginalized communities and support law students pursuing a career in public interest law.

When: Friday, Oct. 27, 4-4:30 p.m. - Check-in; 4:30-5:30 p.m. - Presentation and talk; 5:30 p.m. - Reception
Where: University of Arizona Law, Room 156
Why: Raise funds for the Justice Advocates Coalition fundraiser for the Summer 2018 Public Interest Law Fellowship, which provides a living stipend to qualified students who accept unpaid positions with non-profit law organizations over the summer. This year’s goal is $15,000. Last summer JAC awarded stipends of $3,750 to four students. RSVP to nstanley@email.arizona.edu. There is a suggested donation of $20.

The Justice Advocates Coalition is built upon the long history of public interest and community lawyering at the University of Arizona. For more than 102 years, its students and graduates have upheld the high standards of integrity, service and an abiding commitment to justice and equality.

This work is supported by the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice.