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Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia Open House & PATH Conference

For students working in or visiting Washington, DC this summer, the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS) is hosting the following free events: PDS Summer Open House & Fall OCI Preview Thursday, July 24, at 5:30 p.m. Join PDS on Thursday, July 24, at 5:30 p.m. for an open house and on-campus […]

Litigation and Advocacy Directors Conference in Austin – Registration scholarship request due June 6, 2014

The National Legal Aid & Defender Association’s annual Litigation and Advocacy Directors Conference, will be held July 12-15 at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, TX.  NLADA’s Litigation and Advocacy Directors’ Conference is a national gathering of experienced advocacy leaders designed to foster peer interaction and learning on the most important litigation and other strategic advocacy […]

Rising 2Ls & 3Ls: Ms. JD 2014 Summer Public Service Scholarships Available – Apply by May 23, 2014

Ms. JD has announced that five winners will receive a $500 scholarship to support their continued commitment to public service work this summer. Winners will post on the blog each month this summer to start a discussion about the unique role of women public interest attorneys in the profession. Applications are due no later than […]

PSJD seeking part-time project assistants this summer in DC – Apply by May 12, 2014

PSJD is still looking for part-time Project Assistants to help manage and update the website’s jobs database. PSJD’s Project Assistants get a bird’s-eye view of the public interest law job market, and is a great summer job for any student interested in legal technology, website management, access to justice and/or public interest law in general. […]

2Ls & 3Ls: Baron & Budd Public Interest Scholarship Program

The Baron & Budd Scholarship Program will provide up to four scholarships of $5,000 to support 2Ls and 3Ls who commit to working 300 hours during the 2014-15 academic year with a non-profit organization providing legal services to underserved individuals or communities in central Texas.  An interested student must arrange an organizational sponsor for his […]

1Ls & 2Ls: Need Funding/More Funding for Your Summer Fellowships? Equal Justice America May Help

We have received word that Equal Justice America (EJA) has additional summer fellowship funding for UT Law students. EJA fellowships fund the work of law students interning with domestic non-profits that provide civil legal services to the poor. While students without existing funding will be prioritized, students that have received funding through other sources are […]

Equal Justice America: Summer 2014 Funding Available for UT Law Students

We just received word that Equal Justice America (EJA) has additional summer fellowship funding for UT Law students. EJA fellowships fund the work of law students interning with domestic non-profits that provide civil legal services to the poor. While students without existing funding will be prioritized, students that have received funding through other sources are […]

2014 Scott Ozmun Fellowship – Applications due by Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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 […]

2014 AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships – Application Deadline Extended to Friday, May 2, 2014

We just received word that Equal Justice Works extended the deadline and loosened the criteria for its AmeriCorps JD (formerly Summer Corps) education voucher program. Previously, these funds were available only to students who committed to serve Veterans or victims of disaster for at least 20 percent of their summer service. Now, all students serving […]

Available Online: Recordings of CSO Panels & Workshops

Did you miss a program this past year? You may now review many of the panels and workshops presented by the Career Services Office this past year (UT EID required): Government Career Panel & Workshops International Law Career Panels Judical Clerkship and Internship Workshop & Panels Law Firm Career Panels Nonpracticing / Alternative Career Panels […]