Five students have been selected to serve as Public Service Scholars for the 2015-2016 year with the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law at The University of Texas School of Law.
The Law School awards scholarships each year to a group of outstanding students with a demonstrated commitment to studying, promoting, and working in public service. The scholars receive a scholarship and work closely with the Justice Center on public service initiatives.
The following students are serving as the 2015-2016 Public Service Scholars:
Hannah Alexander, ’16, is president of the Public Interest Law Association and editor in chief of the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights. She has participated in the Immigration Clinic and the winter break pro bono trip to the Rio Grande Valley, and interned for the Texas Legislature. Last summer she worked for MALDEF in San Antonio. The summer after her first year she worked at the Texas Civil Rights Project.
Camila Cossio, ’16, is co-president of both the Environmental Law Society and the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. She has participated in the Environmental Clinic and has interned with the Inter-American Association for Environmental Defense in Costa Rica, the Animal Welfare Institute in Washington, D.C., and Texas Law’s Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law.
Hannah Herzog, ’16, is a leader of the Public Interest Law Association and staff editor of Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights. She has participated in the Civil Rights Clinic and interned with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Last summer she worked for the Texas Civil Rights Project. The summer after her first year she worked for Disability Rights Texas.
Seth Manetta-Dillon, ’16, is director of Street Law and vice president of Texas Law Fellowships. He has participated in the Civil Rights Clinic and Criminal Defense Clinic and interned with the Texas Civil Rights Project. Last summer he clerked for the Vasquez Law Firm and the Capital Area Private Defenders Project in Austin. The summer after his first year he worked for the U.S. Department of Education in the Office of the General Counsel in Washington, D.C.
Lochlin Rosen, ’17, is vice president of the Public Interest Law Association, a Mithoff Pro Bono Program Scholar, and a project manager for the Juvenile Lifers Project of the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition. He has participated in the Capital Punishment Clinic. He spent the summer interning with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague. Before law school he worked for the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta as an investigator.