Walter Jean-Jacques, a second-year student at Notre Dame Law School, has been selected as a student member of the Equal Justice Works Board of Directors.
Equal Justice Works is a nonprofit organization that brings together an extensive network of law students, lawyers, legal services organizations, and supporters to promote a lifelong commitment to public service and equal justice.
Jean-Jacques currently serves on the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee, representing the Midwest region. During the Equal Justice Works conference and career fair in October, Jean-Jacques served as a student panelist during the Student Advocacy Summit.
At Notre Dame Law School, Jean-Jacques is president of the Black Law Students Association and is active in the Notre Dame Exoneration Project, the Galilee program, and the National Lawyers Guild.
Last summer, he worked for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund in New York City as an Equal Justice America Fellow and National Lawyers Guild-Haywood Burns Fellow.