University of Houston Law Center student Lauren Fisher, 2L, has been appointed to a 2-year position on the National Advisory Committee of the Equal Justice Works, a prominent public interest law organization based in Washington, D.C.
"I am honored to be chosen as part of the committee, and I'm looking forward to representing UHLC in Washington, D.C. this summer," Fisher said. "I have a lot of respect for the organization and the work they make possible."
As one of fourteen students and professionals selected from law schools across the country to serve on the committee, Fisher will help provide guidance and advice to EJW to help it achieve its goal of expanding public interest opportunities for law students and lawyers.
"As a member of the committee, I am hoping to encourage more public interest and pro bono work at UHLC and increase awareness of public interest opportunities and resources," Fisher said.
Before coming to the Law Center, Fisher taught second grade at a school in rural Honduras through the Bilingual Education for Central America program. She also worked at the ProBAR Children´s Project on the Texas-Mexico border for several years, providing legal services to detained immigrant children from Central America and Mexico.
"My goal after law school is to continue working with children as a legal advocate," Fisher said. "There is such a need for pro bono assistance in the community. Equal Justice Works does a lot to address the need, and I am hoping by being a part of the committee I can bring back ideas and resources to UHLC."
Fisher earned a B.A. from Hamilton College in New York and a M.Ed. from the University of Texas at Brownsville. She is the president of Public Interest Law Organization and the volunteer/events coordinator for the Immigrant and Human Rights Law Society at the Law Center. She is also an Irene Merker Rosenberg Child Advocacy Scholar for the Center for Children, Law & Policy.