The Scott Ozmun Fellowship will provide $5,000 to a rising 2L or 3L to work with local law firms on pro bono cases through Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas. The fellowship recipient works under the supervision of a VLS attorney for a minimum of 300 hours during the academic year, assisting lawyers at local law firms who have agreed to handle pro bono family matters through the VLS Family Law Clinic Program. The fellow also assists with client intake at the VLS evening legal advice and intake clinics.

This program is funded by generous gifts received by VLS in memory of Scott Ozmun, former judge of the 353rd District Court in Travis County and graduate of the University of Texas School of Law. Judge Ozmun was a strong believer in lawyers helping low-income people access justice by volunteering to take pro bono cases and mentoring students to become great lawyers. A strong preference will be given to candidates who are fluent in Spanish.

Interested students are welcome to contact past fellow, Abby Anna Batko-Taylor, ’13, at abatko-taylor@vlsoct.org.

Applications are due to the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law by noon on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.