Welcome to the Equal Justice Foundation
If you’d like to support EJF’s mission through the auction or through direct funding of fellowships, please visit the Donate to EJF page
EJF Mission Statement
The Equal Justice Foundation (EJF) provides stipends 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.
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 stipends for WCL students who have secured positions with public interest organizations and demonstrated a commitment 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 over 750 students fellowships, totaling $2,739,000. 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.