ATJ Board Law School Relations Committee


The ATJ Law School Relations Committee fosters collaboration among Alliance members and law schools to ensure that every law student in the state has an understanding of the importance of public interest law; is familiar with the Alliance for Equal Justice; has an opportunity to work with Alliance members in some capacity as a student; develops an appreciation for the work that is being done on behalf of low-income clients; and has a commitment to support the Alliance's work in some capacity after law school.

Current Goals and Initiatives

  • The Fellowships Subcommittee works to increase the number of fellowships placed in Washington State, and offer support to current fellows in Washington State.
  • The Laurel Rubin Rural Externship Advocacy Program (REAP) Subcommittee works on a unique externship program that places three bilingual (Spanish-speaking) law students in the Yakima Valley, with Northwest Justice Project, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, and Columbia Legal Services.
  • Coordinating events such as student participation at Alliance events and conferences, and hosting the annual Alliance Summer Intern Orientation.

Ishbel Dickens
Access to Justice Board

About the Access to Justice Board

Mission, scope and administration of the Board

Washington Law Schools and Public Interest

Washington's three law schools support the public interest law careers of their students and alumni.

Gonzaga University School of Law
Alliance for Social Justice

Seattle University School of Law
Access to Justice Institute

University of Washington School of Law
Center for Public Service Law