"I am so grateful for the generous support from the G. Rollie White Trust. Because of this scholarship, I was able to pursue my passion for public service in law school and have seen first-hand the positive impact that lawyers can have in our communities. Moreover, this new scholarship is evidence of Texas Law’s growing commitment to public interest law and public service. I’m so proud to have been part of this amazing community of students, faculty, and alumni."
At Texas Law, Paige Duggins-Clay was president of Texas Law Fellowships, and was involved in the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society, the Public Interest Law Association, the American Constitution Society, and the student advisory board of the Justice Center. She was a Teaching Quizmaster and an assistant editor on the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights. She interned with Judge Lee Yeakel of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas and participated in the Civil Rights Clinic. She also worked as the Pro Bono Scholar for Educational Equity with the Mithoff Pro Bono Program, and participated in the Program's 2015 and 2016 winter break trips to the Texas Rio Grande Valley.
During the summers she worked in Austin with the Texas Civil Rights Project and Husch Blackwell LLP, where she concentrated in higher education law. She also volunteered for Texas RioGrande Legal Aid and served as a legal fellow with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund during the 2015 and 2017 sessions of the Texas Legislature. After graduating from law school, Paige served as a law clerk to Justice Jeff Boyd of the Texas Supreme Court. She is now an associate in the Austin office of Husch Blackwell, where she works as a litigator and advisor to public and higher education institutions.
- Students Awarded Equal Justice Scholarship and G. Rollie White Public Service Scholarship
- 2015 Whitehurst Public Interest Summer Fellows
- 2015-2016 Mithoff Pro Bono Scholars
- National Association of Women Judges' Access to Justice Scholarship Awarded to Paige Duggins, '17
- Eight members of the class of 2017 receive Graduating Student Awards