Students receive 2021 Baron & Budd Public Interest Summer Fellowships

Five 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 2021 Baron & Budd Public Interest Summer Fellowships:

Allaena Cruz ’23 will work with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid’s Education Team in San Antonio, focusing on special education and other cases involving the rights of public school students.

McKenzie Green ’23 will work with the Texas Fair Defense Project in Austin on research and advocacy projects addressing the criminalization of poverty.

Adarsh Parthasarathy ’23 will work with Disability Rights Texas in Austin, focusing on disability rights litigation.

Edward Shore ’23 will work with MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) in San Antonio, focusing on voting rights litigation and individual immigration detention and removal proceedings.

Daniel Woodward ’23 will work with RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services) in San Antonio assisting with impact litigation protecting the rights of immigrants.