Eight students from the University of Texas School of Law have been selected by the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice as Rapoport Center Summer Fellows. They will fan out to nongovernmental and intergovernmental organizations in destinations as diverse as London; Washington, D.C.; and Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Their projects include building the legal capacity of marginalized groups, assisting in war crimes prosecutions, representing victims of family violence, increasing compliance with international human rights treaties, and advocating for the rights of low-income workers.
Bill Whitehurst, ’70, and his wife, Stephanie, recently announced that they will give the University of Texas School of Law $125,000 over the next five years to fund the Whitehurst Public Interest Summer Fellowships program.
Third-year Law School student Andrés Durá has been awarded a two-year Equal Justice Works fellowship. Durá’s fellowship, which is sponsored by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation, will be spent in San Antonio working for the Equal Justice Center providing legal services to low-income and immigrant construction workers who have not been paid for their labor.