Every year WCL Equal Justice Foundation gives grants to students working in public interest. Find out more about how you can receive a $4,000 grant for the great summer work you will do.

The American University, Washington College of Law Equal Justice Foundation is hosting the

20th Annual Public Interest Auction
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 6th Floor, WCL
Alumni Reception in Honor of EJF Alumna Lydia Watts, 6:30 pm, Rm 600
Silent Auction: 5:00 - 10:00 pm
Live Auction: Doors open at 6:30 pm

Auction Tickets are $12 at the door, $10 in advance.

To preview the auction offerings, the Live Auction Bid Book is available here

Alumni who register in advance and attend the reception will receive free admission.. We ask alumni to please RSVP by April 1 to Alumni@wcl.american.edu or call (202) 274-4163. This is an informal event and our theme is Super Hero; please arrive at your convenience.


Mission Statement

The Equal Justice Foundation (EJF) provides scholarships to Washington College of Law students who have obtained unpaid summer positions with public interest organizations in the United States and abroad. EJF enables WCL students to gain valuable experience in the public interest sector, while providing critical services to underrepresented members of our communities.

General Information

Established at American University, Washington College of Law in 1989, EJF is a non-profit, student run organization. Throughout the school year, EJF raises money and collects donations from students, faculty, staff, and the business community to fund grants for WCL students who have secured positions with public interest organizations and demonstrated a committment to the Equal Justice Foundation. All proceeds are directly distributed to WCL students; no money is used for overhead.

Since the summer of 1993, when WCL first awarded five students EJF fellowships, EJF has awarded 565 students fellowships, totaling $1,919,000. The largest number of fellowships, 84, was awarded for the summer of 2011. These fellowships would not have been possible without the support of the greater WCL community or EJF's annual Public Interest Auction.

Grant applications to be due the second week of April!