The Sissy Farenthold Scholars in Reproductive Justice for 2022-2023

Sissy Farenthold Scholars in Reproductive Justice

The application cycle for 2024-25 Sissy Farenthold Scholars in Reproductive Justice is now open. Please apply by midnight on Monday, May 20, 2024.

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice is pleased to offer a $6,000 scholarship for a Texas Law student to serve as a Sissy Farenthold Scholar in Reproductive Justice for the 2024-2025 academic year, as part of the Center's Human Rights Scholars program. The Reproductive Justice Scholar will support Rapoport Center staff affiliated with the Sissy Farenthold Reproductive Justice Defense Project. They will engage in research, advocacy, and programming at the intersection of criminal law and reproductive rights, with a particular focus on over-criminalized communities in Texas.

The Sissy Farenthold Scholar in Reproductive Justice will receive a $6,000 scholarship and spend an average of 10-12 hours/week at the Center over the course of the year. Rising 2Ls and 3Ls, as well as L.L.M. students, are eligible to apply.

Application

Applicants should fill out a questionnaire and submit the following materials in a combined pdf via our online application portal.

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Transcript
    Unofficial is fine; for 2Ls and 3Ls, should include current spring courses
  • Writing sample
    An 8-10 page writing sample, preferably related to a human rights or social justice issue

Applicants must indicate in the questionnaire whether they would like to be specially considered for the Sissy Farenthold Scholarship in Reproductive Justice.

Applicants will also be asked to provide a list of three references.

Contact

Questions? Contact Caroline Hahn at carolinehahn@austin.utexas.edu.