2015 Archive

TJ Harris

The Clinic has been an excellent opportunity to learn substantive civil rights law and apply it to a real-world situation. It gives you a perspective on the law that regular law school classes don’t.

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Kelli Benham

Participating in the Children’s Rights Clinic was truly one of the highlights of my time at the law school.  During the two semesters I spent in the Clinic, I interacted with clients on almost a daily basis and advocated for their interests in open court.  For one case in particular, I interviewed expert witnesses and […]

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Brooke Ginsburg

Participating in the Children’s Rights Clinic has been the best part of my law school experience. I am learning how the legal system works by managing my cases and building communication skills by speaking before a judge — all in a safe environment where I can ask questions of my supervisor and receive real-time feedback. […]

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Alec Swafford

As a Clinic student, I became part of a team representing clients on Texas’s death row, and I had the chance to help save our clients from execution. Clinical students are exposed to a wide array of work. Students go to death row, go on an investigation trip to interview witnesses, research and write about […]

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Lucy Blair

The Capital Punishment Clinic was the best experience of my entire law degree.  I spent one semester in the Clinic whilst on exchange from the University of Sydney. Academically, I was able to learn and understand procedural and substantive capital punishment law due to the first-class faculty members in the Clinic.  Practical experiences included interviewing […]

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Work with DREAMers

After the administration’s implementation of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) in June 2012, the clinic led efforts to assist DREAMers in filing applications under the program and developed model materials for group workshops that have been used throughout the country. Clinic students and other volunteers participated in 13 DACA workshops in Austin over a […]

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Government Retaliation against Protesting Detainees

The Clinic is co-counseling with a San Antonio based civil rights and immigration attorney to represent three detained asylum-seekers from Central America, along with a proposed class of detained asylum-seekers detained in the Karnes County family detention facility. The plaintiffs allege that facility personnel employed by The GEO Group, Inc. and officers from the Department […]

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Morris Sheats

During the Spring of 1996, I handled cases for several kids in the Juvenile Justice Clinic. Every one told me what plea / sentence they would accept, except the one who went to trial.  He kept saying “I didn’t do it” and the witnesses that I interviewed supported him.  It was incredible to take that […]

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