Students receive 2019 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 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 2019 Baron & Budd Public Interest Summer Fellowships:

Jess Hallam ‘21 will work at the ACLU’s Disability Rights Program in San Francisco drafting pleadings and memoranda for litigation and materials for public education.

Kate Moody ‘20 work at the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta where she will assist with a capital trial and criminal justice reform impact litigation.

Hannah Rahaman ‘20 will work at the Texas Legal Services Center in Austin in the Crime Victims Progam helping to represent survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Marshall Smiland with work at the Texas Defender Service in Austin assisting with capital trial and post-conviction cases.