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 2020 G. Rollie White Trust Public Interest Summer Fellowships:
Alyssa Gordon ’22 will work with the Habeas Corpus Resources Center in San Francisco helping to represent indigent petitioners in death penalty habeas corpus proceedings before the Supreme Court of California and federal courts.
Desiree Jones ’22 will work with the Texas Civil Rights Project in Austin on efforts to end solitary confinement, discontinue initiatives that criminalize black and Latino youth, challenge the constitutionality of debtors’ prisons, and promote critical review of law enforcement policies.
Olivia Lee ’21 will work with the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C. as a law clerk in the Trial Division helping special education lawyers represent clients in the juvenile justice system.
William Pavord ’21 will work with the Texas Civil Rights Project in Austin on voting rights cases and other civil rights matters.
Carolina Rivera ’22 will work with MALDEF (the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) in Washington, D.C. on voting rights and immigration issues.