Powell appointed to Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA—Jennifer Powell, director of the Center for Law and Public Service at the West Virginia University College of Law, has been appointed to the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee.

Powell will serve a two-year term on the committee, working with fellow members to expand public interest opportunities for law students and lawyers.

“I am excited to participate and use what I learn to help our students begin and sustain careers in public interest fields,” she said.

Before becoming the Director of the Center for Law and Public Service in 2013, Powell spent nine years as the assistant dean for Career Services. She is a member of the West Virginia State Bar and she earned her J.D. from the WVU College of Law in 1997.

About Equal Justice Works

Founded by law students in 1986, Equal Justice Works (EJW) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. To achieve this, EJW offers a continuum of opportunities for law students and lawyers that provide the training and skills that enable them to provide effective representation to underserved communities and causes. To help foster public interest values in students, EJW collaborates with law schools to expand public interest programming on law school campuses and hosts one of the largest public interest law conference career fairs in the country, bringing students and public interest employers from across the country together in one place for job opportunities, networking and leadership training.

-WVU-

kc08/26/2015

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