Educational Equity Project
The Educational Equity Project (formerly the School-to-Prison Pipeline Project) addresses educational barriers for low-income and minority students. It includes the Texas Law Youth Court at Webb Middle School and Paredes Middle School, a positive disciplinary program that seeks to mitigate the School-to-Prison Pipeline; support to other schools interested in implementing diversionary programs; the Mithoff Pro Bono Program’s Expunction Project, a clinic model that engages volunteer law students and lawyers to help individuals expunge their criminal records, mitigating future harms stemming from low-level offenses; and representation of individual students in school disciplinary, misdemeanor ticketing and truancy hearings. All of these activities provide significant pro bono opportunities for Texas Law students.
The project is supported by the Janet Newberger Scholarship Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation and the UT Division of Diversity and Community Engagement