Legal Aid History Project

Program partner, The National Equal Justice Library (NEJL) at Georgetown University, is the only national institution dedicated to preserving the legal profession's history of serving poor Americans who are in need of legal representation. The NEJL has a very popular collection of oral histories provided by legal aid lawyers, administrators, and educators which captures their individual experiences representing the poor in legal matters. This material, in part, tracks an important part of President LBJ's War on Poverty Initiative.