Education Justice Academy Pro Bono Project (PILOT)


Education Justice Academy (EJA) Fellows is a pilot program for Stanford graduate students, including law students, to support emerging leaders in education governance and policy and translate research into policy and practice. The program is hosted by the Education Justice Academy (EJA), a nonprofit led by a team of Stanford graduate and undergraduate students and funded by the Public-Service Leadership Project at Stanford Law School. Law student members of the EJA Pro Bono Project will work under the guidance of Bill Koski and Abigail Trillin of SLS’s Youth & Education Law Project to help serve members of the EJA cohort.

EJA trains current and prospective school governance leaders to advance educational justice in schools. This fall, in a 10-week academy, EJA’s cohort of school board members and candidates and other leaders from around California will develop a four-year action plan and learn how to enact policies that advance educational justice at the district level.

Commitment Required of Members:

Each SLS student fellow will support an EJA cohort member to address the most pressing issues in their communities and achieve their policy goals. Student fellows will engage in a variety of tasks, such as examining best-practices regarding school board policymaking, analyzing district-level data, and writing policy op-eds/memos. Students will also have the opportunity to attend seminars with policy and education equity leaders to expand their understanding of creating systems-level change.

Open Membership Spots: 3

Adv. Degree Student Participation: Not Permitted

Winter Start: Fall Quarter preferred, but not required

Eligible for Meeting NYS Bar Pro Bono Requirement: Likely

Project Leaders: Charlotte Finegold and Sally Marsh