Five students at the University of Texas School of Law have been selected to receive G. Rollie White Trust Public Interest Summer Fellowships for the coming summer. The program will provide each fellow with a $8,000 stipend to work full-time for at least 10 weeks providing legal services to underrepresented individuals or communities.
The fellowships are made possible by a generous gift from the G. Rollie White Trust, which also supports the G. Rollie White Public Service Scholarship Program. Both programs are administered at the Law School by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law. The summer fellowships are administered by the Justice Center in conjunction with the law school’s Summer Public Service Program.
The following students, all members of the class of 2025, will receive 2023 G. Rollie White Trust Public Interest Summer Fellowships:
AnaRose Hebein will work with the Travis County Public Defender’s Office in Austin, meeting with clients, helping with investigations, drafting motions, conducting legal research, and assisting attorneys with trial preparation.
Miriam Jewell will work with MALDEF (the Mexican American Legal Defense & Education Fund) in San Antonio, conducting legal research, drafting pleadings and memoranda for litigation, drafting discovery requests and responses, and assisting with depositions and trials.
Tyler Lempiner will work with Orleans Public Defenders in New Orleans, meeting with clients, assisting with case investigations and legal research, and writing memos, motions, and writ applications.
Eliza Levy will work with the Federal Public Defender for Western District of Texas in Austin, drafting appellate briefs and assisting the office’s mitigation specialist and investigator on the mitigation phase of death penalty appeals.
Lauren Radigan will work with the Immigration Director of Legal Services NYC in New York City, assisting with suppression motions and termination motions in immigration court for victims of government misconduct.