Patrice Simms, Vice President of Litigation for Healthy Communities at Earthjustice, Co-founder of People over Plastic, and Visiting Professor at Harvard Law, visits Texas Law as the Justice Center's 11th G. Rollie White Public Interest Scholar in Residence.
Please join us for a forum to reflect on this anniversary while recognizing the impacted individuals and organizations who are leading the fight to dismantle the incarceration machine in Austin and throughout Texas.
Join the Immigration Clinic, Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, and the Justice Center for Public Interest Law for an interdisciplinary panel discussion about strategies for addressing the problems raised by electronic surveillance and monitoring of asylum seekers.
A panel discussion about the impact of Governor Abbott's "Operation Lone Star" on individuals and communities along the border as well as the unique partnerships and advocacy strategies challenging the policy's implementation.
An event for new and returning students exploring lawyering for social change, including an inspiring keynote, a panel featuring recent graduates and clinical professors, and opportunities to connect with like-minded students, faculty, staff and attorneys.
Join us for a discussion focusing on the summer job search and planning your path through law school. Panel will feature 3Ls with a range of experiences who are headed to public interest careers. Lunch served.
The number of formal and informal evictions is rising in Austin, with devastating impacts on renters and their families. Join us for a conversation with housing advocates, tenants, and elected officials to discuss the harsh realities of evictions and what allies can do to support renters facing eviction.
An event for new and returning students exploring lawyering for social change, including an inspiring keynote, a recent alumni panel, and opportunities to connect with like-minded students, faculty, staff and attorneys.
An event for new students exploring lawyering for social change, including an inspiring keynote, a student/alumni panel, and opportunities to connect with like-minded students, faculty, staff and attorneys.
A lunch panel highlighting the role of pro bono counsel in O’Donnell v. Harris County, a successful challenge to a pretrial detention system. Hosted by the Mithoff Pro Bono Program in conjunction with the ABA's National Pro Bono Celebration
Victims of natural disasters such as Harvey and Irma have tremendous legal needs. Those needs change over time, during different phases of recovery, and may continue over years. Join several Texas Law faculty members for a discussion of how lawyers and law students can help with disaster response and discovery.
People with mental illness are greatly overrepresented among the millions of individuals cycling through our criminal justice system. Travis County is no exception, with the number of jail inmates with mental illness trending steeply upward over the past ten years. Steps have been taken to address the issue through the Health Justice Learning Collaborative and other efforts, but more is needed.
G. Rollie White Scholar in Residence Janelle Orsi, Executive Director & Co-Founder of the Sustainable Economies Law Center, will speak and join a panel discussion with local lawyers whose transactional practices promote social justice.
Join us for a lunchtime discussion on the Texas Law Civil Rights Clinic’s new report Preventable Tragedies: How to Reduce Mental Health-Related Deaths in Texas Jails. The Report tells the stories of ten tragic and preventable deaths in Texas jails and offers recommendations to improve diversion and treatment of persons with mental illness and related health needs.
Justice Center convenes stakeholder conversation on Class C fines and fees, bringing together municipal and justice of the peace judges, state officials, and advocates to discuss current practices in Texas and to identify innovative possibilities for change
Texas Law's Prof. Mechele Dickerson keynotes this event focusing on Texas’ racial wealth gap. Panelists include Ann Baddour, director of Texas Appleseed’s Fair Financial Services Project; Don Baylor, from the Urban Institute; and Roy Lopez, Community Development Officer with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
Kathryn S. Fuller, ’76, Chair of the Ford Foundation, Former President and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund, Visits Texas Law as the Inaugural G. Rollie White Public Service Scholar-in-Residence, March 8-10