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Summer Public Service Program Makes Big Impact

Texas Law has long supported students who choose public service or other careers advancing the public interest. This summer, 167 students benefitted from Texas Law’s newly formed Summer Public Service Program (SPSP) which guaranteed them stipends to work in government and nonprofit summer fellowships. In total, 150 students received a general Summer Public Service Fellowship […]

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Texas Law Students Complete Summer Fellowships with National Workers’ Rights Program

Texas Law students Zoe Dobkin ’24 and Apurva Gunturu ’25 earned prestigious positions through the highly competitive Peggy Browning Fellowhip Program this summer. They were two of just 100 law students from around the country recognized for their interest in, and commitment to, workers’ rights. Dobkin, working with the Sugar Law Center for Economic and […]

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Justice Center Honors Three Students with 2022 Graduating Student Awards

William Wayne Justice Center recognized 3Ls Alyssa Gordon, Jacqueline Morales, and Zoraima Pelaez with Graduating Student Awards for their outstanding leadership and contribution to the community. They were honored at the Justice Center and Mithoff Pro Bono Program’s annual Celebration of Service on April 21— which was held in-person for the first time since the […]

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2022 Beck Center Awards Recognize Outstanding Student Writers

The David J. Beck Center for Legal Research, Writing, and Appellate Advocacy recognized outstanding Texas Law students with the 2022 Beck Center Awards in a ceremony on April 28, 2022. First-year students were recognized for demonstrating their commitment to perfecting their communication skills, upper-division students were recognized for their service as Teaching Quizmasters, and the […]

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Deputy Director of the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project Lee Gelernt Visits as a G. Rollie White Scholar in Residence

Texas Law’s William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law hosted Lee Gelernt, Deputy Director of the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, as a G. Rollie White Scholar in Residence. During the visit Feb. 22-23, Gelernt participated in several events, spoke to two classes, and met with students individually and in small groups. Gelernt has worked at the […]

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Meet the Constitutional Studies Program’s Inaugural Class of Senior Research Fellows

Texas Law’s Program on Constitutional Studies is pleased to welcome its inaugural, international class of Senior Research Fellows in Constitutional Studies. Each has been selected for their impactful and innovative ideas and advocacy in constitutional studies. The 2022 Fellows are Julie Suk from Fordham University (USA), Cynthia Barrow-Giles from The University of the West Indies […]

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Texas Law Announces Guaranteed Summer Funding

In Spring 2022, Texas Law will launch the Summer Public Service Program (SPSP), which will provide a stipend to every student working in an unpaid summer internship in the public sector, including nonprofits, government organizations, and legislative offices in the U.S. and abroad. Students will receive full fellowships of $5,000 for ten weeks of work with […]

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Jill Applegate ’21 Awarded Skadden Fellowship to Work with the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem

Jill Applegate ’21 has been awarded a 2022 Skadden Fellowship to work with the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem in New York. Her fellowship project will focus on providing direct representation for immigrants who have received deportation orders because of criminal convictions but who have the right to remain in the United States due to changes in […]

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The Bech-Loughlin First Amendment Center Year in Review

With generous donations from Texas Law alumni Doug Bech and Sam Loughlin, The University of Texas School of Law opened the Bech-Loughlin First Amendment Center in the Fall of 2020. The First Amendment Center serves to advance dialogue and scholarship about the First Amendment and foster appreciation of its place in our legal system. Professor Steven T. […]

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Eight Members of the Class of 2021 Receive Graduating Student Awards

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law honored eight members of the class of 2021 with Graduating Student Awards. This annual award recognizes graduating students for their extraordinary commitment during law school to using the law to serve others and to supporting Texas Law’s public interest community. The faculty selection committee considered the […]

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