Students receive 2018 Baron & Budd Public Interest Summer Fellowships

Six 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 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 Baron & Budd law firm and are administered at the Law School by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law.

The following students will receive 2018 Baron & Budd Public Interest Summer Fellowships:

Haley Farrell ‘19 will work with Brooklyn Defender Services in New York City. She will interview clients, research and draft motions, and help attorneys prepare for trial.

Camille Fenton ‘19 will work in New York City with the Criminal Defense Practice of The Bronx Defenders, a not-for-profit holistic defense organization serving the people of the South Bronx.

Ruthie Goldstein ‘20 will work with the Texas Fair Defense Project in Austin conducting client intake and supporting criminal justice reform impact litigation.

Emily Johnson ‘20 will work with the Coeur d’Alene office of Idaho Legal Aid Services focusing primarily on family law matters involving domestic violence.

Meredith Luneack ‘20 will work with the Capital Area Private Defender Service in Austin assisting with The Forensic Project and the Holistic Defense team.

Enrique Ramirez-Martinez ‘20 will work with the ACLU of Texas in its Houston office investigating complaints and assisting with civil rights cases.

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.