Summer Public Service Program

Texas Law is making a new commitment to provide a stipend to every student working in an unpaid summer internship in the public sector (nonprofit, government, and legislative offices). We have long provided support to students for public service work and we want every student to be able to gain valuable professional experience while providing needed assistance in their community. These positions provide students with opportunities to build their knowledge and skills, explore career paths, and improve their prospects for employment following graduation.

The Summer Public Service Program (SPSP) serves as an umbrella for fellowships created through funds raised by Texas Law Fellowships (a student organization), gifts from generous individual and institutional donors, and grants.

We seek additional support for the new SPSP and encourage those interested in contributing or creating a new fellowship to contact Eden Harrington, Associate Dean for Experiential Education.

For summer 2022 eligibility and application information, visit our Apply page.

Each student will receive one of the named fellowships listed below or a general Summer Public Service Fellowship.

 

Named Fellowships – Summer 2022

Baron & Budd Public Interest Summer Fellowships

For work with nonprofit organizations, created by a generous gift from Baron & Budd, P.C.

Edward Lee Elmore Summer Fellowship in Public Interest Law

For work with capital defense offices, created in honor of Edward Lee Elmore, a former death row inmate in Georgia who was exonerated after thirty years, by a generous gift from one of his attorneys, Diana Holt ’94.

G. Rollie White Trust Public Interest Summer Fellowships

For work with nonprofit organizations and public defender offices, created by a generous gift from the G. Rollie White Trust.

Rapoport Center Summer Human Rights Fellowships

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.

Stuart Henry Environmental Law Summer Fellowship

For work protecting the environment in Texas, created in honor of Stuart Henry, a renowned environmental attorney in Austin, by generous gifts from his admirers and family.

Texas Law Fellowships

For work in the public sector, created by the fundraising activities of Texas Law Fellowships, a student-run 501(c)(3)  organization supporting over a thousand students since 1986.

Whitehurst Public Interest Summer Fellowships

For work with nonprofit organizations and public defender offices, supported by a generous multi-year gift from Stephanie Whitehurst and Bill Whitehurst, ‘70