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 will receive 2019 G. Rollie White Trust Public Interest Summer Fellowships:
Miguel De Hoyos ‘20 will work at the Legal Aid Justice Center in Charlottesville, Virginia on immigration cases, with a special focus on representing children.
Emily Johnson ‘20 will work with the Alaska Public Defender Agency in Kenai, Alaska, a rural area, where she will have the opportunity to represent clients in court.
Nicolas Sawyer ‘21 will work at the Texas Fair Defense Project in Austin on ongoing litigation projects and intake.
Elena Thompson ‘20 with work with the ACLU of Texas in Houston on voting rights and gender equality issues.
Melissa Tico ‘20 will work with the California Veterans Legal Task Force in San Diego working on establishing and sustaining veterans treatment courts.