Students receive 2017 Baron & Budd Public Interest Summer Fellowships

Four students at the University of Texas School of Law have been selected to receive Baron & Budd Public Interest Summer Fellowships for the coming summer. The program will provide each fellow with a $4,500 stipend to work fulltime for at least 10 weeks providing legal services to underrepresented individuals or communities.

The fellowships are made possible by a generous gift from the Baron & Budd law firm, which also supports the school-year Baron & Budd Public Interest Scholarship Program. Both programs are administered by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law at the Law School.

The following students will receive 2017 Baron & Budd Public Interest Summer Fellowships:

Marissa Balonon-Rosen ’19 will work in New Orleans with the Capital Appeals Project and its Promise of Justice Initiative.

Alexa Lang ’19 will work on voting rights issues at the Texas Civil Rights Project in Austin.

Caitlin Machell ’19 will work with Disability Rights Texas in Austin focusing on education and healthcare access.

Marcus Martinez ’19 will work with the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law on educational equity and fair housing issues.

About Baron & Budd: Baron & Budd PC is one of the largest plaintiffs’ firms in the country representing people exposed to toxic substances in their work and living environments. The firm established the Baron & Budd Public Interest Scholarships and Summer Fellowships at the Law School to support students engaged in pro bono and public interest work.