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BYU law student to participate in national summer public interest project

Ruth Checketts, a student at Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School, has been selected to participate in the 2007 Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Program.

Checketts is one of just 350 first and second-year law students selected to participate in the program out of a nationwide pool of 592 applicants. She joins a select group of only a few BYU students to have ever been accepted into the program.

She, like other program participants, will  work at least 300 hours on public interest projects that provide legal assistance to low-income and underserved communities throughout the United States over the summer.

Checketts will spend her summer serving Farmworker Legal Services, a nonprofit public interest law organization in Bangor, Mich.

For more information, contact Debbi Myers at (801) 422-1857.

Writer: Aaron Searle

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