Equal Justice Scholarship

The Equal Justice Scholarship, which covers full tuition and fees for all three years, is awarded to an entering student with strong academic credentials, demonstrated commitment to public service, and a specific intent to serve low-income individuals or groups following graduation. The scholarship recipient commits to working after law school on a full-time basis for three years providing direct legal services to low-income individuals or groups at a public defender office or a non-profit organization in the United States.

The Equal Justice Scholarship was established in 2005 to help increase access to justice in Texas. The scholarship is sponsored by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law at the Law School, and it was developed in partnership with Baylor University School of Law and the Texas Access to Justice Commission. Originally established to provide financial support for students who would work following graduation to provide civil legal services to low-income Texans, the scope of the scholarship was expanded beginning with the Class of 2011.

Class of ’20 Scholar:

For more information, please email: justicecenter@law.utexas.edu

Application Information

Applications for the class of 2021 scholarship will be due in February 2018. The application schedule will be posted in late fall 2017.

Other opportunities: