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. We put our mission statement into practice  through our four main projects: Access, Communications, Community and Pro Bono.

  • 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.
  • The Communications team produces articles and parliamentary bill submissions and works across social media platforms to foster discussion of the law’s role in promoting social justice.
  • The Community team provides ongoing assistance to Community Law Centres and other community facilities around Auckland, which offer advice and support to those in our community that cannot afford representation or legal assistance.
  • The Pro Bono team provides research and analytical support to practitioners, academics, interest organisations, and community groups who share EJP’s goals.

Please note work done for the Equal Justice Project cannot go towards any University of Auckland 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 our Co-Directors at directors@equaljusticeproject.co.nz.

See our Media Policy here.

See our Constitution here.

See our End of Year Report for 2017 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.