Summer Fellowship Stories

Every summer, UT Law students carry out public-interest legal work thanks to internships and fellowships funded by donations to the Law School. Please read about the summer internship experiences of our law students:

  • Fighting for the Human Rights of the Mentally Ill: Mark Dawson, JD expected 2014, at Human Rights Law Network in Mumbai, India
  • Three Months in the Valley: Mary Chisolm, JD expected 2015, spent a summer working for civil rights on the Texas-Mexico border
  • Making Way to Safety: Whitney Drake, JD expected 2014, and Hannah Zimmermann, JD expected 2013, at American Gateways in Austin
  • Learning First-hand about International Human Rights Law: Alejandra Avila, JD expected 2014, at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
  • Working with Austin’s most vulnerable laborers: Dave Mauch, JD expected 2014, at the Equal Justice Center
  • Assisting Asylum Seekers: Nikiya Natale, JD expected 2013, at ProBAR
  • Strengthening Due Process Protections: Salima Pirmohamed, JD expected 2013, at the Texas Defender Service