Call for Fellowship Applicants for Community Legal Aid!

Applications sought for Education Fellowship in Central Northeast Ohio through Equal Justice Works
The Equal Justice Work Fellowship program provides recent law school graduates with opportunities to create projects in their communities. Community Legal Aid is inviting applications from rising third-year law students and recent graduates to collaborate on an Equal Justice Works Fellowship application. If successful, the Fellow will begin a two-year fellowship in September 2017. Community Legal Aid will consider proposals that further its medical-legal partnership collaboration with Akron Children’s Hospital by addressing the education needs of patients at Akron Children’s outpatient pediatric practices. The project, which Community Legal Aid will help the applicant to develop, will incorporate individual representation, legal research, policy research, and systemic change. In our eight-county service area, which encompasses over 100 school districts, we see education issues related to
 newly arrived refugees,
 English Language Learners,
 laws applicable to charter schools,
 trauma-informed education,
 process for evaluating children for special education services,
 schools’ ability to manage students with underlying mental health issues, and
 use of school discipline.
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Applications will be processed on a rolling basis. The successful applicant will work with Community Legal Aid to develop a project and submit a completed Equal Justice Works application by September 15, 2016.
To apply, please provide a detailed cover letter and attach your resume, list of three references, a writing sample no longer than five pages, and a law school transcript. Submit application materials via email to with the subject line “2017-2019 Equal Justice Works Fellowship Application”. For questions, please call Zoeann Powell at (330) 983-2551.