Megan Sheffield is a staff attorney with the Equal Justice Center in Austin. Immediately after graduating from law school, she was a fellow with Casa Marianella Immigration Legal Services 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 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.
- National Pro Bono Week at Texas Law: Spotlight on the 2012–2013 Pro Bono Scholar
- Third-year law students Abby Anna Batko-Taylor and Megan Sheffield awarded Texas Law postgraduate fellowships
- UT Law Grad Receives 2013 Law Student Pro Bono Award
- Equal Justice Works Selects Three Graduates for Competitive Fellowships
- Graduating Law School students receive service awards from Justice Center