College of Law > About > News > Alumni selected for inaugural class of the Chicago Bar Foundation Justice Entrepreneurs Project
By Center for Public Interest Law /
June 13, 2013 /
Posted in: Alumni News, Public Interest Law /
DePaul law alumni Eleanor Endzel ('12), Neil Kelley ('11) and Trevor Clarke ('11) were accepted to the Chicago Bar Foundation's recently launched Justice Entrepreneurs Project.
The Justice Entrepreneurs Project (JEP) supports recent law graduates who are building their law practices with the goal of serving clients of modest means. The project also addresses two trends in the legal community: a surplus of law graduates and an increase in need for legal aid. This model is designed to serve the legal needs of populations who may not meet the criteria for traditional legal aid organizations, but also may not be able to afford private legal services.
The JEP will not only teach participants new skills to run a successful law practice, but also will provide a physical workspace, opportunities for peer collaboration, mentoring and business coaching. By participating in the JEP, DePaul alumni will continue to be at the forefront of effectuating change for underserved communities.