Julius Glickman Fellowship in Public Interest Law

Julius Glickman ’66, managing partner of Glickman, Carter & Bachynsky in Houston, generously supports this fellowship to increase access to justice in the United States. The fellowship expands the career choices available to Texas Law graduates, enabling new attorneys to engage in service that will forever change their lives.

The fellowship funds an outstanding graduating student or judicial clerk to work with a public interest legal organization on behalf of underrepresented individuals or groups. Preference is given to projects focused on the provision of civil legal services. The most recent fellows include:

See the profiles at the bottom of this page for more information about past fellows and their fellowship projects.

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

Application Information

Application due: February 6, 2017

Applications are due by noon Monday, February 6, 2017. Applicants are asked to be available for interviews, times TBD. The 2017 fellows will be announced as soon as possible, likely mid to late March.

In spring 2017, the Julius Glickman Fellowship will fund a one-year (12 month, full-time) post-graduate fellowship with an existing public interest legal organization to provide legal services to underrepresented individuals or groups. The fellow will receive $45,000. The sponsoring organizations must be a non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The sponsoring organization is expected to supply and fund the benefits that a fellow would ordinarily receive as a new employee. The fellow must be supervised by a licensed attorney. The fellow and sponsoring organization will be required to sign agreements regarding their fellowship obligations.

Before applying, applicants identify a potential sponsor organization and collaborate with the sponsor to develop a description of the proposed work, training and supervision. The proposed work should be an identified project, either a new initiative or an on-going project of the sponsoring organization. Organizations must provide support for the project and appropriate training and supervision for the fellow. Students with questions about potential sponsoring organizations or projects are welcome to contact Nicole Simmons in the Career Services Office.

The fellowship is available only to Texas Law alumni. Only third-year students or recent graduates who will complete a judicial clerkship by the fall of 2017 may apply. The fellow will be chosen by a faculty committee based on the applicant’s proposed work, commitment to public service, and the demonstrated ability of the applicant and the sponsoring organization to achieve the project’s goals. Preference will be given to proposed work with the potential to make a significant impact.

For the Julius Glickman Fellowship, preference will be given to applicants who will undertake projects focused on the provision of civil legal services, but other types of projects will also be considered.

Other opportunities: