The University of Texas School of Law has a nationally recognized Advocacy Program that links the academic and competitive aspects of advocacy. The program focuses on all areas of advocacy by building on the rich tradition already established and assisting students in developing a core set of skills that will make them persuasive advocates no matter who their audience.
Law and Philosophy Program
The Law and Philosophy Program (LPP) is a joint endeavor of the School of Law and Department of Philosophy at The University of Texas at Austin. The university established LPP as a combined J.D. and Ph.D. degree program that is designed to be completed in seven years. Students in LPP may count two law courses towards the Ph.D. requirements and four philosophy courses towards the J.D. requirements, and in this way they can save roughly a year’s worth of work towards the two degrees.
Richard and Ginni Mithoff Pro Bono Program
The vision for the Richard and Ginni Mithoff Pro Bono Program at Texas Law is that students will engage in pro bono work to increase access to justice, build their lawyering skills and develop a lifetime commitment to providing legal services to those in need.