Category: Cases and Projects

  •   Environmental Clinic students worked alongside the Environmental Integrity Project on a citizen suit in federal court against an East Texas wood pellet manufacturer. The manufacturer violated its air permits and illegally emitted hazardous air pollutants, endangering the community and environment surrounding the plant. Clinic students were integral to the trial team and involved in […]
  • Screenshot of public notice requirements
    Environmental laws require that the public be given the opportunity to participate in environmental permitting and rulemaking. One of the many barriers Texans face in attempting to engage in environmental advocacy for themselves and their communities is the limited access to information in languages other than English. Clinic students worked with Earthjustice in representing Texas […]
  • Asociación de Residentes de North Lamar (ARNL), a residents’ association in a mobile home park community in North Austin, organized themselves in 2015 to prevent property neglect, significant rent increases, and evictions from the property owners, who were know nationwide for promoting predatory practices by mobile home park owners. In 2020, during the pandemic, ARNL […]
  • historic church building
    This guide provides community groups and individuals interested in the preservation of sites in Texas with ties to African American heritage with an overview of the legal tools available to help achieve their goals. The focus of this toolkit is on the most common legal tools available to help preserve African American historic sites, rather than the […]
  • Materials from a webinar presented to community leaders in Dallas at the invitation of the Muse Family Foundation provides a brief overview of two community preservation tools: the Community Land Trust and the heir property update to the Homestead Exemption.
  • digital image of texas
    April 27, 2021: The Civil Rights Clinic and the Texas Black Caucus Foundation released a report detailing recommendations for digital inclusion efforts aimed at increasing broadband and computer access and adoption for all Texans. Both state and national data show that low-income households, school-age children, communities of color, older adults, and people with disabilities have […]
  • January 2021: The Civil Rights Clinic and the Texas Harm Reduction Alliance released a report detailing the availability and benefits of harm reduction-based health services for people who use drugs. The report explains why health services such as syringe service programs, medication-assisted treatment, testing for HIV and HCV (Hepatitis C) are critical to prevent overdose […]
  • visitors stand outside facility in Hutto
    In March 2021, the Texas Law Immigration Clinic published with Grassroots Leadership a report entitled “Cruelty and Corruption: Contracting to Lock up Immigrant Women for Profit at the Hutto Detention Center.” The Hutto detention center, located in Taylor, Texas, holds women seeking asylum in the United States. For years, the Texas Law Immigration Clinic has […]
  • Este seminario web, presentado en (EGBI) de Austin el 1 de diciembre de 2020, presenta información general sobre los gravamenes del mecánico. El gravamen del mecánico es gravamen que ortoga al subcontratistas que no ha recibido pago por su trabajo. Esta información está dirigida a los subcontratistas que trabajan en el sector de la construcción. […]
  • This webinar, presented at the Economic Growth Business Incubator (EGBI) of Austin on December 1, 2020, presents an overview of Mechanic’s Liens. A mechanic’s lien is a powerful tool that can help subcontractors receive payment for work they have performed. The presentation is directed to subcontractors working in the construction sector. For a Spanish version […]