Economic Justice Institute, Inc. / EJI (formerly Center for Public Representation)
Madison, WI 53706
The Economic Justice Institute (EJI) is home to the law school's civil, anti-poverty clinical programs: the Consumer Law Clinic, the Family Court Assistance Project, the Neighborhood Law Project. EJI programs are dedicated to serving low-income and other under-represented clients in matters designed to enhance access to justice and economic security. Law students enrolled in EJI programs have primary responsibility for a wide-ranging set of cases and problems. EJI offers students extraordinary client contact, direct advocacy skills, and the opportunity to reflect on the role - and the limits - of law in addressing social problems.
Students apply for positions in EJI clinics in November of each year. If selected, they enroll in one of the clinics for a full year, from May to May. If accepted into EJI, invitations to join the program are extended to admitted students before the end of the first semester. Applications must be submitted by April 1 preceding the fall semester in which applicants wish to enroll, but applicants are strongly encouraged to file by the preceding November or December. Graduation from an approved college is a prerequisite for admission in the fall, but not for application to the program.