Tag: Public Interest Law

Law School’s Class of 2014 Equal Justice Scholarship awarded to Cassandra McCrae

The University of Texas School of Law has awarded the seventh Equal Justice Scholarship to Cassandra McCrae, an incoming first-year law student. The scholarship covers tuition and fees for three years of legal study. McCrae has committed to working after law school on a full-time basis for three years providing direct legal services to low-income individuals or groups at a nonprofit organization in the United States.

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The 2011 Whitehurst Public Interest Summer Fellows are, from left to right, (l-r) Jordan Pollock, Amelia Ruiz Fischer, Alissa Parsley, Meg Clifford, Kelsey Snapp, Michael O’Keefe Cowles. Justice Center announces 2011 Whitehurst Public Interest Summer Fellows

Six students at the University of Texas School of Law have been selected as the 2011 Whitehurst Public Interest Summer Fellows. The fellowships are made possible by a gift from Bill, ’70, and Stephanie Whitehurst, and are administered by the Law School’s William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law. The fellowships are awarded annually to outstanding students between their second and third years of law school to support their summer public interest work.

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UT Law student selected for Access to Justice Summer Internship Program

First-year UT Law student Adriana Bole has been selected to participate in the Access to Justice Summer Internship Program. Bole, one of only fourteen law students from around the United States selected for the program, will spend her summer internship with the Paso del Norte Civil Rights Project in El Paso.

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Meredith Shytles, ’11, wins Skadden Fellowship

Meredith Shytles, a third-year student at the Law School, has won a prestigious post-graduate Skadden Fellowship. Shytles will use the fellowship at Austin-based Advocacy Inc., working with teenage girls with disabilities in the foster care or juvenile justice system.

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