2019 Archive

Request for Action to End “Remain in Mexico” Program

Today, 119 organizations and 122 scholars and academics wrote a letter to committees and subcommittees of the U.S. House of Representatives, urging action to end the Department of Homeland Security’s “Remain in Mexico” program. The letter outlines the program’s many harms to asylum-seekers and violations of U.S. law and international obligations of non-refoulement.

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Children’s Rights Clinic wins Bench Trial

Bethany Copeland ‘20 and supervising attorney Leslie Strauch ‘95 of the Children’s Rights Clinic after having won their bench trial in November of 2019.After 3 days of evidence and 2 weeks of waiting for a decision from the bench, Bethany Copeland ’20 and supervising attorney Leslie Strauch ’95 of the Children’s Rights Clinic won their […]

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The Ayo Project

The Ayo Project is an African-inspired greeting card and stationery venture started by entrepreneur Michelle Olomojobi. The Clinic helped Michelle with entity formation, trademarks, and copyrights. This experience has been amazing, and I have learned so much about being a business owner! Heather, Michael, and Matthew were the perfect team and extremely thorough in explaining […]

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Lauren Richter

Participating in the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic is a highly rewarding experience. Not only do you get to help shape the community you live in, but you get to do so while gaining first-hand experience in case-management, client interaction, transactional drafting, and public speaking. This Clinic prepares you to practice law.

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Austin Police Shootings During Mental Health Calls

The Clinic collaborated with the Austin Community Law Clinic in addressing the way with which the Austin Police Department (APD) responds to mental health-related calls for service.  Currently, APD has one of the highest rates in the country of fatal police shootings of people suffering from mental health issues.  This was documented in a September […]

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