William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law

“That they may truly and impartially administer justice”


The Justice Center collaborates with a broad range of partners at UT and in the wider community.  Recent partners include:

  • Texas Appleseed
  • Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
  • Texas General Land Office
  • Texas Human Services Commission
  • Texas Low Income Housing Information Service
  • Texas Office of Court Administration
  • Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
  • Travis County Juvenile and Dependency Courts
  • UT Center for Disability Studies
  • UT Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis
  • UT LBJ School of Public Affairs

Moving to Opportunity Panel
Elizabeth Julian (far right), '73, executive director of the Inclusive Communities Project, discusses tools to provide low-income, minority families with access to high opportunity neighborhoods at an event cosponsored with the UT Opportunity Forum
Also pictured (l-r): Frank Fernandez, executive director of Austin-based GreenDoors, and Betsy Spencer, director of the City of Austin Office of Neighborhood Housing and Community Development

The Justice Center also collaborates with other departments through two cross-campus working groups to promote interdisciplinary discussion of issues affecting equal justice and traditionally underserved populations: 

The UT Opportunity Forum works to expand equitable opportunities in Texas, focusing on affordable housing, community planning, economic development, education, and transportation. The Opportunity Forum convenes scholars and hosts conferences and an annual lecture series.

The UT Juvenile Support Network, comprised of scholars in law, education, social work, fine arts, and public policy, addresses issues affecting the lives of at-risk Austin youth, including juvenile justice, education, and family stability, through conferences and workshops. 


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