Justice Center Names 2013-14 Public Service Scholars

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law has selected seven students to serve as Public Service Scholars for the 2013-14 year.

Each year, The University of Texas School of Law awards scholarships to a group of outstanding students who demonstrate a commitment to studying, promoting and working in public service. The scholars receive a scholarship and work closely with the Justice Center on public service initiatives.

“We are pleased to support this impressive group of student leaders and look forward to collaborating with them this year,” said Eden Harrington, director of the Justice Center.

1st row (l-r): Eleanor D’Ambrosio, ’15, Stephanie Brosig, ‘15 2nd row (l-r): Stephanie Matherne, ’14, Catherine McCullogh, ‘14 3rd row (l-r): Sarah Bryant, ’14, Hensleigh Crowell, ’16, Kali Cohn, ‘14

First row (left to right): Eleanor D’Ambrosio, ’15, Stephanie Brosig, ’15
Second row (left to right): Stephanie Matherne, ’14, Catherine McCullogh, ’14
Third row (left to right): Sarah Bryant, ’14, Hensleigh Crowell, ’16, Kali Cohn, ’14

About the Scholars:

Stephanie Brosig, ’15, is active in the Chicano/Hispanic Law Students Association and the Human Rights Law Society, and participated in the Pro Bono Program’s 2013 Pro Bono in January trip to the Texas Rio Grande Valley. Last summer, she interned in Laredo with Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid and U.S. District Judge Marina Garcia‐Marmolejo.

Sarah Bryant, ’14, is active in the Public Interest Law Association and Texas Law Students for Reproductive Justice, and has participated in the Children’s Rights Clinic and the Domestic Violence Clinic. She has interned with Texas Legal Services Center’s Parenting Order Legal Line, the Travis County Office of Child Representation, the Office of the Attorney General of Texas’s Family Initiatives Division and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid’s Foster Youth Justice Project. She has participated in several pro bono projects, including the 2013 Pro Bono in January trip.

Kali Cohn, ’14, is editor-in-chief of the Texas Journal of Civil Liberties & Civil Rights and president of the UT Law chapter of the American Constitutional Society, and has participated in the National Security Clinic. She has interned with the ACLU of Northern California and the ACLU of Texas. Next year she will clerk for U.S Circuit Judge David Alan Ezra, a Ninth Circuit Judge who will be sitting by designation in the Western District of Texas.

Hensleigh Crowell, ’16, volunteered in several prisons and interned with the Osborne Association, a prison reform organization, as a college student. Before coming to law school, she worked as a paralegal for the Innocence Project in New York and served on the board of a nonprofit addressing prison reentry. This fall she is volunteering for the Texas Defender Service.

Eleanor D’Ambrosio, ’15, is a Teaching Quizmaster, active in the Women’s Law Caucus and participates in the Legislative Lawyering Clinic. Last summer, she interned with the Legal Division of the Texas Public Utility Commission and with Justice Paul Green of the Texas Supreme Court. Prior to attending law school, she worked for a number of years in the Texas Legislature, including six years as chief of staff to Texas State Representative Donna Howard.

Stephanie Matherne, ’14, is active in Texas Law Fellowships and the Review of Litigation, and has participated in the Human Rights Clinic and the Domestic Violence Clinic. She has interned with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office Family Criminal Law Division and Texas Advocacy Project.

Catherine McCulloch, ’14, is president of the Public Interest Law Association and has participated in the Criminal Defense Clinic, the Human Rights Clinic and the Juvenile Justice Clinic. She has interned with the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Ala., the ACLU of Texas and Disability Rights Texas.

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