The Scott Ozmun Fellowship provides financial support to a student who works with local law firms on pro bono cases through Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas. The fellowship recipient works under the supervision of a VLS attorney for a minimum of 250 hours during the academic year, or 125 hours during the fall or spring semester, assisting lawyers at local law firms who have agreed to handle pro bono family matters through the VLS Family Law Clinic Program. The Fellow also assists with client intake at the VLS evening legal advice and intake clinics.
This program is funded by generous gifts received by VLS in memory of Scott Ozmun, former judge of the 353rd District Court in Travis County and graduate of the University of Texas School of Law. Judge Ozmun was a strong believer in lawyers helping low-income people access justice by volunteering to take pro bono cases and mentoring students to become great lawyers.
Applications for full or half year fellowships for the 2016–17 academic year are due by noon on Monday, August 29, 2016. For application information, see: