Tag: William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law

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 […]

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Students Invited to Attend “Change it Up! Lawyering for Social Change” Sept. 7

Event: Change It Up! Lawyering for Social Change Where: University of Texas School of Law, Jamail Pavilion When: Saturday, Sept. 7, 2 – 5 p.m.; Check-in begins at 1:30 p.m. More: Event and registration information are available online. Background: “Change it Up! Lawyering for Social Change” is an afternoon event organized by UT Law’s William […]

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UT Law Class of 2016 Equal Justice Scholarship Awarded to Kelsey Chapple

The University of Texas School of Law has awarded the ninth Equal Justice Scholarship to Kelsey Chapple, an incoming first-year law student. The scholarship covers tuition and fees for three years of legal study. Chapple has committed to work for three years on a full-time basis after law school to provide direct legal services to low-income individuals or groups at a nonprofit organization in the U.S.

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Graduating Law School students receive service awards from Justice Center

Six graduating students at the University of Texas School of Law have been honored by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law for their extraordinary commitment during law school to using the law to serve others. This annual award honors graduating students for work in the nonprofit, government, and legislative sectors, as well as participation in clinical courses, pro bono projects, and student groups. The award winners were recognized by Dean Ward Farnsworth at a reception at the Law School, and will each receive $500. In addition, BARBRI has generously provided the award winners with $500 discounts for bar review courses.

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Third annual ice cream social to celebrate teaching and public service, April 22, 2013

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and the Student Bar Association will host the Law School’s third annual ice cream social to celebrate public service and to recognize teacher and student accomplishments on Monday, April 22, 2013, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Susman Godfrey Atrium. The event is open to the entire Law School community and to family and friends of the honorees.

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January 2012 trip participants at the offices of the South Texas Civil Rights Project, where they helped assemble VAWA petitions. Pro Bono Program to organize DACA clinics for 2013 Pro Bono in January trip

On January 6–11, 2013, the Pro Bono Program will take thirty students as well as several faculty members to the Texas Rio Grande Valley during the second week of January. This will be Pro Bono in January’s fourth year in the Valley. This year the Pro Bono Program is partnering with the Texas Civil Rights Project in Austin to organize clinics in the San Juan area to assist pro se youth to petition for relief under the recently launched Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. At the clinics, students and volunteer attorneys will help high-school DACA petitioners (aka “DREAMers”) complete forms and compile documents to file with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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Law School helps launch Travis County Model Court Education Advocacy Pilot Project

The Law School’s William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and Children’s Rights Clinic have helped develop a multi-stakeholder pilot education reform project focused on youth entering the child welfare system in Travis County. The Education Advocacy Pilot Project, an initiative of the Travis County Model Court for Children and Families, launched last week and will continue through the 2012–2013 school year.

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William Wayne Justice Center Joins UT Center for Disability Studies to help state agencies apply for HUD funds

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and the UT Center for Disability Studies have completed the first phase of their work to assist the Texas state housing finance and Medicaid agencies in an application for federal funding available through the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Act of 2010. The Act resulted in significant changes to federal law governing housing for persons with disabilities, incentivizing states to develop new and innovative ways to support persons with disabilities in integrated environments. States will compete for a total of $85 million made available by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Recipients of the William Wayne Justice Center's 2012 awards for student service are, left to right, Hannah Liddell, Kimberly Ashworth, Jordan Pollock, Amelia Ruiz Fischer, Alissa Parsley, Emma Quintero, and Christine Nishimura Graduating Law students receive service awards

Seven graduating students at the University of Texas School of Law have been honored by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law for their extraordinary commitment during Law School to using the law to serve others.

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