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Welcome to the Justice Center

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law educates students, faculty, and the legal community about public interest legal issues, and creates opportunities for the Texas Law community to increase access to justice and help underserved individuals and communities. We provide broad support to students, faculty and alumni interested in pro bono work and public service.

Upcoming Events

  • Lunch Talk – Civil Rights Clinic Report: Preventable Tragedies

    Join us for a lunchtime discussion on the Texas Law Civil Rights Clinic’s new report Preventable Tragedies: How to Reduce Mental Health-Related Deaths in Texas Jails. The Report tells the stories of ten tragic and preventable deaths in Texas jails and offers recommendations to improve diversion and treatment of persons with mental illness and related health needs.
  • Justice Center Open House

    Learn about Justice Center funding for summer fellowships, our events and programming, and other resources we provide for students interested in nonprofit, government, and legislative service. Explore how you can be involved next year, including participating as a Baron & Budd Scholar, Public Service Scholar, or Pro Bono Scholar. There will also be time to visit with us and students who are involved in our projects
  • “Courting Death” Book Talk – Jordan Steiker & Carol Steiker

  • The Next Legal Profession: Lawyers Creating Sustainable Local Economies

    G. Rollie White Scholar in Residence Janelle Orsi, Executive Director & Co-Founder of the Sustainable Economies Law Center, will speak and join a panel discussion with local lawyers whose transactional practices promote social justice.
  • Making the Sharing Economy Work for Everyone

    G. Rollie White Scholar in Residence Janelle Orsi, Executive Director & Co-Founder of the Sustainable Economies Law Center, will discuss the rapidly changing state of the sharing economy as well as ways in which the sharing economy could be, and in some cases is already, a truly transformative force for social and environmental justice.
  • Lives in the Law Speaker Stephanie Toti, Senior Counsel at the Center for Reproductive Rights

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