Equal Justice Works, the nation’s largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law, has named Rochelle McCain, Executive Director of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s Professional Development Office and Co-Director of the Internship Program, a member of its National Advisory Committee.
“One of the greatest strengths I associate with Equal Justice Works is its ability to inspire, recognize, galvanize, and support law students who aspire to contribute to the public interest legal community,” said McCain. “To serve as a member of the National Advisory Committee, I have the opportunity to impact this important and necessary work by joining in this mission nationally.”
Formed in 2003, the National Advisory Committee (NAC) is a diverse group of eight law students and eight law school professionals who serve as Equal Justice Works ambassadors within the law school and legal services communities. NAC members extend the reach of Equal Justice Works initiatives by providing leadership, feedback, and outreach assistance to support the organization’s mission to create opportunities for lawyers to transform their passion for public service into a lifelong commitment to equal justice.
“Equal Justice Works is thrilled to welcome our new National Advisory Committee members,” said Aoife Delargy Lowe, vice president of law school engagement & advocacy at Equal Justice Works. “These passionate leaders will work together to develop new ways to champion public service on law school campuses across the nation and encourage more law students to pursue their public interest goals through an Equal Justice Works Fellowship program.”
NAC members serve two-year staggered terms—this year, four students and six law school professionals will join the Committee to replace members who have completed their terms of service.