William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law

“That they may truly and impartially administer justice”

Baron & Budd Public Interest Scholarship Program

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Jessica Cohen, '11, with ACLU of Texas Legal Director Lisa Graybill

Recent Placements

American Civil Liberties Union of Texas - The ACLU of Texas is a nonprofit organization which focuses on protecting fundamental rights and liberties in the Lone Star State.

American Gateways - American Gateways is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping immigrants in the central Texas area use the rule of law to advance their lives. (formerly Political Asylum Project of Austin)

Capital Area AIDS Legal Project - CAALP provides free legal assistance to low-income persons with HIV.

Disability Rights Texas - Disability Rights Texas is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and advocating for the legal rights of Texans with disabilities. (formerly Advocacy, Inc.)

Equal Justice Center - EJC is a non-profit, non-partisan employment justice and civil rights organization.

Texas Appleseed - Texas Appleseed's mission is to promote social and economic justice for all Texans by leveraging the skills and resources of volunteer lawyers and other professionals to identify practical solutions to difficult systemic problems.

Texas Civil Rights Project - TCRP is a nonprofit organization that advocates for racial, social, and economic equality in Texas through education and litigation.

Texas Defender Service - TDS is a nonprofit law firm dedicated to representing indigent men and women on Texas' death row.

Texas Humane Legislation Network - THLN's mission is to promote the humane treatment of animals through legislation, education and advocacy. 

Texas Legal Services Center Health Law Project - The Health Law Project provides free legal services to Texans with modest incomes regarding healthcare issues, including Medicare and Medicaid matters, FMLA, continuation of healthcare after end of employment, denial of treatment and end of life planning and directives.

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid - TRLA is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services to low-income and disadvantaged clients in a 68-county service area that covers the southwestern third of the state. 


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