The Gallogly Family Foundation’s Public Interest Fellowship Program has awarded a postgraduate fellowship to Taylor Loynd, ’19. The fellowship will fund Loynd to work with the Georgia Legal Services Program on a project to provide wraparound education representation to students in rural Georgia who have behavioral and mental health needs, to prevent inappropriate referrals to the juvenile justice system.
The Gallogly Family Foundation Public Interest Law Fellowships provide a salary of $50,000 and an additional stipend to help cover the cost of health benefits for the fellow. The fellowship is for one year, with the option to renew for an additional year.
At Texas Law, Loynd participated in the Immigration Clinic, the Housing Clinic, and the Civil Rights Clinic, and she served as a co-director of the GRITS conference and as president of the Texas Law If/When/How chapter. She focused on disability law, children’s rights, and special education law as a Mithoff Pro Bono Scholar and working for the Southern Poverty Law Center in New Orleans and with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid and Disability Rights Texas in Austin.
“We are delighted that the Gallogly Family Foundation has selected Taylor Loynd for this honor,” said Eden Harrington, director of the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law. “She was an outstanding student and the fellowship will help launch her public interest career. We are grateful to the Gallogly family for partnering with Texas Law through this prestigious fellowship program.”