Students receive 2018 G. Rollie White Trust Public Interest Summer Fellowships

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 $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 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 following students, all members of the class of 2020, will receive 2018 G. Rollie White Trust Public Interest Summer Fellowships:

Ashley Alcantara will work with the Texas Civil Rights Project in Austin focusing on voting rights and criminal justice reform.

Natalie Fine will work with the Colorado Public Defender in Salida, Colorado assisting with trial preparation, legal research, client visits, and investigation.

Oriane Leake will work with Orleans Public Defenders in New Orleans where she will assist with client visits and interviews, field investigation, discovery, drafting motions, and trial preparation.

Natalie Neill will work in the Austin office of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. She will assist the Survivor Centered Economic Advocacy team, which addresses financial issues victims face a result of crime and abuse, including debt collection, credit discrimination, federal tax liability, and foreclosure.

Brendan Van Winkle will work with the Sedgwick County Public Defender’s Office in Wichita, Kansas assisting with discovery review, preparing motions and memos, sitting in on client meetings, and observing trials.