06.02.20 — Selected from 446 applications, Anna Michel ’21 and Lindsey Shoenhard ’22 are two of 35 law students who will serve in the 2020 class of Rural Summer Legal Corpsan initiative funded by Equal Justice Works and the Legal Services Corporation. 

Each summer, Equal Justice Works partners with Legal Services Corporation (LSC) to support law students who want to give back to rural communities across the United and its territories. Program participants, called Student Fellows spend eight to ten weeks during the summer exploring a career in civil legal aid, by providing direct legal services and building capacity at the organizations where they serve. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Student Fellows will work remotely this year to support the efforts of their host organization. 

MichelMichel will be hosted by Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, where she will assist in broadening and advancing service in manufactured home communities. Manufactured homes are a significant source of low-income housing in the Hudson Valley, but residents face obstacles to maintaining their housing due to poor conditions, high fees and reduced services from park owners who often seek to evict them in order to flip their properties or clear the parks to use the land for other purposes. 

ShonehardShoenhard will be hosted by Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, where she will help migrant workers who are survivors of domestic violence understand their legal rights and overcome obstacles preventing them from successfully escaping abusive relationships. 

About Northeastern University School of Law

The nation’s leader in experiential legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law offers the longest-running, most extensive experience-based legal education program in the country and is a national leader in legal education reform. Founded with cooperative legal education as the cornerstone of its program, Northeastern guarantees its students unparalleled practical legal work experiences. All students participate in full-time legal placements, and can choose from the more than 1,500 employers worldwide participating in the school’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experience to successfully practice law.

For more information, contact d.feldman@northeastern.edu.