Tag: William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law

2022 Justice Center Graduating Student Award Winners
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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Lee Gelernt Address at UT Law
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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Student recipients of the Graduating Student Awards.
Justice Center, Student Bar Association Celebrate Service and Teaching

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and Student Bar Association held their fifth annual awards ceremony and ice cream social April 21 to recognize exemplary Texas Law students, recent alumni and teachers. The 2015 award recipients include: Justice Center Graduating Student Awards               Recipients (pictured above […]

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Justice Center’s New Educational Equity Project Addresses Educational Barriers

The University of Texas School of Law and the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) are proud to announce the creation of the Educational Equity Project (EEP). The project will address the significant issue of educational barriers for low-income and minority students across Austin. The project is an expansion of a two-year partnership between […]

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New Gift Raises Mithoff Family Support of Pro Bono Program to $2 Million

A recent $1 million gift to The University of Texas School of Law from Richard and Virginia “Ginni” Mithoff of Houston will support the school’s Pro Bono Program. The gift brings the Mithoffs’ total contributions to the program to $2 million. By participating in the Pro Bono Program, students increase access to justice and build […]

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Justice Center Names 2014-15 Public Service Scholars

Four students have been selected to serve as Public Service Scholars with the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law for the 2014-15 academic year. The University of Texas School of Law awards scholarships each year to a group of outstanding students who demonstrate a commitment to studying, promoting and working in public service. […]

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“Change It Up!” Event Introduces Students to Lawyering for Social Change

More than 40 1Ls and transfer students gathered Friday, Sept. 5, for Texas Law’s second annual “Change It Up!,” a social justice orientation hosted by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, the Capital Punishment Center, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, and 25 student groups. The orientation was designed to […]

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Equal Justice Works Selects Three Graduates for Competitive Fellowships

Equal Justice Works, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization, awarded two-year fellowships to three recent graduates of The University of Texas School of Law. Gonzalo Serrano, ’14, Erin Gaines, ’13, and Megan Sheffield, ’13, were among nearly 60 fellows selected nationwide for the Equal Justice Works Fellowship Class of 2014. The organization is dedicated to creating […]

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