2015 Archive

Matthew Barry

The Juvenile Justice Clinic was a great experience for me!  It taught me the practical skills of interacting with clients, coming up with legal arguments, and presenting those legal arguments in court.  If you are interested in litigation, I highly recommend taking this clinic.

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Amanda Laviage

Participating in Texas Law’s Domestic Violence Clinic has been the most valuable experience of my law school career.  The clinic is a place to get many nerve-racking firsts out of the way with the non-judgmental support and guidance of Jeana Lungwitz, our rock star supervising attorney, and with all of the resources we have here […]

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Tovah Pentelovitch

The UT Domestic Violence Clinic is a refreshing departure from your typical law school experience. It is a great way to get boots-in-the-mud experience working directly with clients and potentially in the courtroom as well.  Working with clients is incredibly meaningful and fulfilling and it seems that every law student should have such an experience […]

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Jessica Prado

Participating in the Domestic Violence Clinic has been by far the most enjoyable and rewarding experience I have had while in law school. I would recommend this clinic to anyone interested in gaining invaluable courtroom experience, while under the supervision of a wonderful Professor. The skills and knowledge I have gained through my experiences in […]

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Blake Jenkins

The Actual Innocence Clinic gave me the chance to do real legal work for people in need. No student should miss the opportunity to do that.

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Sofia Meissner

My clinic work has defined my law school experience. In the Immigration Clinic, my clinic partner and I successfully represented a client in a gender-based asylum case. I very much enjoyed the many opportunities for collaboration as well as forming a relationship with our client. As part of the Advanced Immigration and Civil Rights Clinics, […]

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Student convinces landlord not to proceed with eviction

This is an eviction from federally subsidized housing of single client with a young child.  The client works at a low-wage job.  The basis for the eviction is the arrest on the premises of a former boyfriend for marijuana possession.  At the time of his arrest, the client had already discontinued the relationship and, in […]

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Housing clinic student avoids eviction of client due to foreclosure

This client sought our help after she received notice to vacate her home following a foreclosure.  She was the former homeowner.  She claimed that she had continued to make payments on the first lien note and did not understand how her home could have been foreclosed for failure to pay on a second lien note.  […]

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Student’s research allows displaced client to renew lease

This was a non-renewal of tenancy of a forty-eight year old client with multiple sclerosis.  She had relocated to Austin after being displaced by the Bastrop fires.  She moved into an apartment complex built with City bond money.  Following an incident at the premises in which her car was vandalized, management claimed she had been […]

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Student finds failure with local housing authority, saves client from eviction

This was a public housing eviction of  a client with five children for “repeated late payment of rent.”   The lease defines “repeated late payment” as paying after the fifth day of the month four times during any twelve-month period. The client works at a low-paying job.  The client had clearly violated the lease provision.  But […]

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