About


Mission Statement
The Equal Justice Project (EJP) is a non-partisan pro bono charity that applies law students’ legal training and knowledge to promote social equality, inclusivity, and access to justice in our local and wider community.

What We Do
Founded in 2005 by two students at the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Law, EJP now mobilises over 100 law student volunteers annually. In 2017, we aim to continue our mission through our four main projects: Pro Bono, Community, Communications, and Access.

  • The Pro Bono team provides research and analytical support to practitioners, academics, interest organisations, and community groups who share EJP’s goals.
  • The Community team provides ongoing assistance to Community Law Centres around Auckland, which offer advice and support to those in our community that cannot afford representation or legal assistance.
  • The Communications team produces publications and works across social media platforms to foster discussion of the law’s role in promoting social justice.
  • The Access team presents to educational providers about civics and legal topics, and organises bi-annual panel discussions (symposia) on topical legal issues at the University of Auckland.

Please note work done for the Equal Justice Project cannot go towards any University course work, including but not limited to: LAWGENRL 405, LAWGENRL 447, and LAWPUBL 461.

If you have any enquiries about the Equal Justice Project, please contact Jade Magrath and Ella Stolwerk at directors@equaljusticeproject.co.nz.

See our Media Policy here.

See our Constitution here.

In 2017 we were given official charity status! You can find us on the Charities Register here.

Our website was designed by EJP’s Web Consultant: Eugenia Woo.