Summer Public Service Program
Texas Law is committed to making it possible for every student to gain valuable professional experience while providing the community with much-needed legal services. The Summer Public Service Program (SPSP) supports students working in unpaid or low-paying summer positions with nonprofit, government, and legislative offices with a “floor” of funding.
The SPSP serves as an umbrella for summer fellowships created through grants and gifts from generous donors. Several longstanding named summer fellowships are now awarded through the SPSP. We seek additional support for the SPSP and encourage those interested in contributing to make an online gift here. Those interested in creating a named fellowship are encouraged to contact Nicole Simmons, Director of the William Wayne Justice Center.
For summer 2024 eligibility and application information, visit our SPSP 2024 page. Each student will receive one of the named fellowships listed below or a general Summer Public Service Program fellowship.
Named Fellowships – Summer 2024
For work with nonprofit organizations, created by a generous gift from Baron & Budd, P.C.
For work with nonprofit organizations and public defender offices, created by a generous gift from the G. Rollie White Trust.
For work in the human rights field, created by generous gifts from donors to the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice.
For work with a nonprofit legal organization focused on preserving Texas’ natural resources and protecting the Texans who rely on them, supported by generous gifts from admirers of Stuart Henry to honor his legacy of environmental protection.
For work with nonprofit organizations and public defender offices, supported by a generous multi-year gift from Stephanie Whitehurst and Bill Whitehurst ‘70.