• Rohan Shetty, Class of '22

    The Clinic gave me a window into the precarious lives of many tenants and how the law sometimes undermines and sometimes empowers, their efforts to find safe haven.

  • Gardner Lange, Class of '22
  • Jocelyne Torres, Class of '22
  • Ayo Adaranijo, Class of '22

    The clinic was an incredibly rewarding experience for me. More importantly, it allowed me to give back to communities of color in Texas in a unique way.

  • Sahil Solankee, Class of '22

    I enjoyed working with entrepreneurs and community members of color engaged in projects built on the common pillar of equity.

  • Abbey Jones, Class of '21

    The environmental clinic was my most enjoyable, rewarding experience of law school.

  • Jake Herrel, Class of '21

    The Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic set me up for success after law school.

  • Liam Veazey, Class of '22

    If you are interested in environmental law, civil rights, community lawyering, or simply learning how to be a good legal advocate, I highly recommend the Environmental Clinic.

  • Katie Jeffress, Class of '21

    The Environmental Clinic provides an opportunity to learn real-life lawyering skills, work on meaningful projects, and meet environmental lawyers across the state.

  • Matt Frederick, Class of '21

    The Environmental Clinic will not only teach you how to be an environmental lawyer, but why a career in environmental law is for you.

  • Cait Horner
  • John (Jack) Kill
  • Tania Pinon Venegas
  • Michael Vance

    My time in the clinic was a great foundation for my future career as a transactional lawyer.

  • Hailey Pulman

    As I prepare to go out into the real world, I feel so much more confident about my ability to research a topic, understand it fully, and write about it persuasively because of this clinic.

  • Elizabeth Jones

    Of course, the Clinic challenged me as a law student. But you have guidance every step of the way. And you ultimately come out as a much better lawyer—and maybe person—at the end of it.

  • Stephen Snow, Class of '21
  • Kassandra Gonzalez

    I worked on cases at the highest level with some of the finest UT Law faculty. Every research assignment, brief section draft, and strategy session with professors and practitioners mattered.

  • Natalie Fine

    The Clinic taught me that everything I do as a public defender, down to the smallest detail, is an opportunity to fight on behalf of my clients.

  • Laura Mahler

    The Criminal Defense Clinic showed me what the standard of practice should be for public defenders and set the bar for the type of representation I want to provide to every single client I have the privilege of standing next to in court.

  • Loura Proske

    The Clinic gives students an opportunity to take the lead on real cases for real clients, but you do so armed with the guidance and support of incredibly knowledgeable supervising attorneys.

  • Bridget O'Hickey

    I’m not aware of any other clinic, course, or internship that allows law students to get this kind (and caliber) of appellate experience.

  • Zachary Stone

    You work on real cases at the United States Supreme Court, interact with some of the country's best Supreme Court advocates, and work with wonderful faculty who are committed to having you give your best work to the case. 

  • Matt Drecun

    When I think back on my time at Texas Law, the Supreme Court Clinic will certainly be on the highlight reel.

  • Tyler Ames
  • Lauren Richter

    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.

  • Camille Fenton

    Our coursework, and my work on a report advocating for the establishment of a public defender office in Travis County, have given me the tools to think about ways to address the larger, systemic issues in our criminal justice system.

  • Leah Rodríguez

    My experiences with the Immigration Clinic absolutely exceeded my expectations. No student should pass up the opportunity to take on a case in the Immigration Clinic; we have so much to learn from our clients.

  • Ashley Craythorne

    My participation in the Immigration Clinic was one of the most enjoyable, valuable, and rewarding experiences of my law school career.

  • Luis Ortiz

    The Immigration Clinic is the best experience I can imagine having in law school.

  • Susan Stradley

    The Environmental Law Clinic was one of the most valuable experiences I had during law school.

  • Brian Downs

    If you're looking for the opportunity to work on impactful projects and learn from experts in environmental law, you should work in the Environmental Clinic.

  • Michael Willey

    The Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic offers the best opportunity at Texas Law to explore and develop skills important to the practice of transactional law.

  • Tommy Garber

    The Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic was the best experience I had at Texas Law.

  • Michael Raupp

    My current practice involves a substantial amount of appellate litigation, and the Clinic helped lay an important foundation for my career.

  • Thales Smith

    If you are interested in understanding how environmental statutes affect the people of Texas and gaining experience with administrative law, take the Environmental Clinic.

  • Poorav Rohatgi

    From drafting portions of briefs to visiting the Chief Justice’s chambers, the Clinic exposed me to the most meaningful work and memorable opportunities during my time in law school. 

  • Payne Keinarth

    My time in the clinic was an incredible experience. I was able to learn how to do research in new areas of law, sharpen my writing skills, and contribute in a meaningful way to helping our clients.

  • Audrey Elise Doane

    The Environmental Clinic was a highlight of my law school experience.

  • Jori Reilly-Diakun

    Working for the Clinic was a great experience.

  • Kendall Williams

    It was an amazing experience that exposed me to a nuanced practice of law that is dynamic, impactful, and rewarding.

  • Allison Bendele

    No other programs, including summer clerkships, provided the level of professional development and client interaction that I was privileged to have gained during my time at the Clinic.

  • Sarah Brown

    The Children’s Rights Clinic afforded me the opportunity to help others while gaining unparalleled advocacy experience. 

  • Joseph Keeney

    I attribute my chosen career path to the knowledge I gained in this clinic, and I highly recommend it to any law student interested in political law, policy creation, or public service.

  • Briana Perez

    The Immigration Clinic is truly the most rewarding project I have undertaken as a law student, and the opportunities the clinic program gives to students can't be overstated.

  • Anya Morgan

    Being a student attorney in the Domestic Violence Clinic was the perfect gentle transition into being a real lawyer.

  • Leslie Montalvo

    The Housing Clinic is an incredible opportunity to practice law, but more importantly, it is a chance to help people in a meaningful way.

  • Alexandra Manautou

    As a practicing attorney I use the skills that I learned in the Civil Rights Clinic every single day.

  • Seth Manetta-Dillon

    My two semesters in the Criminal Defense Clinic were the most educational and inspirational of law school.

  • Emily Kirby

    The Mental Health Clinic was the most rewarding and eye opening experience that I had while in law school.

  • Leah Glowacki

    Doing everything from advocating for the release of families from detention to preparing asylum cases and engaging in interesting research motivated me to pursue a career defending immigrant's rights.

  • Stephanie Franco

    I learned about different types of law and then put that knowledge into action by meeting with actual clients and representing those clients in court.

  • Meghan Cook Zuraw

    Through handling my own docket of cases, I learned practical skills like time management, negotiation, and dealing diplomatically with opposing parties and counsel.

  • Maggie Cannell

    The Civil Rights Clinic gave me the chance to work in the same capacity as an associate at a firm in that I had the opportunity to write memos, conduct discovery, and meet with clients.

  • Stephanie James

    The Clinic has provided me with an amazing opportunity to work directly with clients who have challenging cases.

  • Jasmine Grant

    Although we didn't get the results we wanted, the advocacy experience we received was invaluable.

  • Ashley Croswell

    Within a few weeks of being in the clinic, I was interviewing clients, speaking with other parties' counsel in the case, and attending court hearings.

  • Caitlin Chambers

    I am confident that through my work with the Children's Rights Clinic I have become a better advocate and person.

  • Tomas Castella

    From both a criminal law and litigation perspective, the practical experience will undoubtedly be an invaluable one as I start my career practicing law.

  • Zachary Burnett

    I consider the Civil Rights Clinic to be the most formative and important experience of my time at UT Law.

  • Megan Bishop

    Because of my training, experience, and education with the Criminal Defense Clinic, I feel ready and eager to begin my work as a public defender.

  • Laura Shoemaker

    By meeting with clients in-person and becoming personally involved with each case, I learned what it meant to be an advocate, rather than merely a lawyer.

  • Ashley Steele

    [The Clinic] provided some of the most practical preparation and training in my chosen field that I received at UT.

  • Sarah Bown

    The Children's Rights Clinic afforded me the opportunity to help others while gaining unparalleled advocacy experience.

  • Joshua Burke

    The clinic offers a great chance to develop as a professional while making a meaningful difference for children who need a voice in court.

  • Eddie Flores

    [Professor Natarajan] helped bridge the gap that divides knowing how to think about the law and knowing how to effectively and efficiently go about applying the law.

  • Hannah Herzog

    Without a doubt, my experience in the clinic was instrumental in helping me procure post-graduate employment and allowed me to show up to my first day of work with real and valuable knowledge of the law and legal practice.

  • Alexandra Bistline

    Actual Innocence students have the chance to be the driving force in moving cases forward for those who would otherwise be without an advocate in the system.

  • Logan Leal

    I am confident that my work with the clinic greatly developed the skills that I will use as a litigator - not to mention, I was able to be a part of a great cause.

  • Ian Petersen

    The Clinic empowers students are able make a tangible difference in the lives of community members.

  • Hersh Verma

    Not only was the entire experience personally and professionally rewarding, but also I had the chance to use my legal knowledge to further a worthy cause.

  • Stephanie Trinh

    I was able to build off my work in the clinic and it has helped launch my career as a community lawyer in Austin.

  • Kate Wagner

    Of all my experiences in law school, the Clinic was the most useful to me during my clerkships and in my practice.

  • Danielle Wolfson Young
  • Scott Keller

    The Supreme Court Clinic was one of the highlights of my education at Texas Law.

  • Mark Balfe

    The Criminal Defense Clinic was easily the most valuable experience I had during law school.

  • Kristine Baumstark
  • Sara Block

    I will be a better lawyer because of the skills I learned in this clinic; I am a better person for having been a voice for these kids.

  • Caitlin Chambers

    Being a student attorney in the Children's Rights Clinic is the most rewarding experience I have had at UT Law.

  • Rebekah Sills

    Along with being the most rewarding activity I did in law school, the Children's Rights Clinic is hands down the most substantive activity as well.

  • 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.

  • Amanda Laviage

    Getting the chance to advocate for real clients that are in great need of our services is not only practically useful, but also incredibly rewarding.

  • Tovah Pentelovitch

    Working with clients is incredibly meaningful and fulfilling and it seems that every law student should have such an experience before graduating.

  • Jessica Prado

    The skills and knowledge I have gained through my experiences in the Clinic go far beyond anything that can be learned in a classroom.

  • Blake Jenkins

    The Actual Innocence Clinic gave me the chance to do real legal work for people in need.

  • Sofia Meissner

    I very much enjoyed the many opportunities for collaboration as well as forming a relationship with our client.

  • Student 6

    The clinic placed me in a situation which stirred inside of me that thing which I had lost.

  • Student 5

    The client contact and actually working on real cases, rather than reading about them in books, is an invaluable experience that every law student should have.

  • Student 4

    I am happy to give back. It has been a fantastic experience, I'm glad I was a part of it.

  • Student 3

    What has been most important to me about the Clinic is that the legal work takes place in the context of a community of values.

  • Student 2

    ...seeing the global picture makes it easier to separate out the causes/motivations/effects of certain labor abuses on a discrete population.

  • Student 1

    If you are a person who learns by doing, it is the best environment in which to gain practical experience.

  • Tiffany Larsen

    Being able to use my advocacy skills to represent clients in probable cause and commitment hearings against seasoned prosecutors while still in school was exhilarating and extremely rewarding.

  • Mark Terrell

    I did have one electrifying lawyer moment. The doctor was about to introduce some inadmissible - and very damaging - hearsay, and I objected. The judge sustained my objection, took the case under advisement...

  • Stephen Tausend
  • Erin Elena Smith

    My experience in the clinic helped me discover the type of law that I want to practice, and will no doubt prove invaluable in my legislative counsel position after graduation.

  • Joshua S. Houston

    I hope to spend a good bit of my career around the Legislature, where negotiation is an essential skill that I would not have otherwise been taught in law school but for this course.

  • Aaron K. Thompson

    The clients were diverse and interesting, the work was rewarding, and the course’s classroom component supplemented our projects beautifully.

  • Susannah Volpe

    The Juvenile Justice Clinic taught me the crucial importance of patience and persistence as an advocate.

  • Tully Minoski

    The study of law and the practice of law are very different, and I think that the Juvenile Justice Clinic was one of my most valuable experiences in law school specifically because it facilitates the transition from the study to the practice of law.