Megan Sheffield

Scholar
Class of 2013
Megan Sheffield

After graduating from law school, Megan Sheffield was a fellow with Casa Marianella Immigration Legal Services (CMILS) in Austin, expanding its services to immigrant women and children, funded by a Texas Law Faculty/Julius Glickman Fellowship in Public Interest Law. After that one-year fellowship, she moved to the Equal Justice Center in Austin to extend Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) outreach and legal assistance into underserved outlying areas of Central, North and West Texas, funded by a two-year Equal Justice Works Fellowship.

At Texas Law, Megan participated in the Immigration Clinic and the Children’s Rights Clinic. She served as the Pro Bono Scholar for the Pro Bono Program, helped lead the 2012 and 2013 Pro Bono in January winter break trips, and was a major organizing force behind the Law School’s DACA Clinics. She interned for the South Texas Civil Rights Project in Alamo and American Gateways in Austin. Megan received the 2013 Law Student Pro Bono Award from the Texas Access to Justice Commission.