Guardianship Standards Project with The Office of Senator Judith Zaffirini
Students will research existing legal standards relating to adult guardianship in Texas. The project goal is to identify current gaps in the Texas Probate Code with regard to articulating clear standards for when guardianship is required (and for monitoring ongoing guardianships), and to review other state probate codes for possible sample provisions that may offer clearer guidance. Students will provide a short written summary of their research and, if interested, will have the opportunity to meet with Senator Zaffirini's staff to discuss their findings.
The Office of Senator Judith Zaffirini
State Senator Judith Zaffirini and her staff develop public policy that improves the quality of life of the very young, the very old, and persons with disabilities.
- P.O. Box 12068, Austin, TX 78711
- Number of student volunteers requested:
- Project Date:
- Approximate hours of work requested:
- 10-15 hours total during the fall semester
- Training will be provided in an initial meeting with the supervising attorney; additional meetings will be scheduled as needed for planning and to answer questions
- Project location:
- The law school and other locations, at the student’s discretion
- Skills used:
- Legal research/writing; policy research; contact with outside organizations, policy analysts, and legislative personnel
- Required skills:
- A background in probate law is desirable, but not necessary; students interested in probate, guardianship, court practices, and legislative policy are encouraged to apply.
- Class year preference:
- 1L, 2L, 3L, LLM
- To Apply:
- Submit an email stating interest with your resume and informal transcript attached to Helen Gaebler at firstname.lastname@example.org