Educational Equity Project
This is a past project.
The Educational Equity Project addressed educational barriers for low-income and minority students. It included incubating and supervising Youth Court, a positive disciplinary program that seeks to mitigate the school-to-prison pipeline; supporting other schools interested in implementing diversionary programs; developing 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 ancillary harms stemming from low-level offenses; and representing students in school disciplinary, misdemeanor ticketing and truancy hearings. All of these activities provided significant pro bono opportunities for Texas Law students.
The project was supported by the Janet Newberger Scholarship Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation and the UT Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.