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Each week, NALP’s Director of Public Service Initiatives and Fellowships, Christina Jackson, provides a summary of news items that affect the public service legal community, with an emphasis on funding, the job market, law school initiatives, and access-to-justice developments. Subscribe today to receive the PSJD Public Interest News Bulletin.

Children at Risk 2014 Equal Justice Works Juvenile Law Fellowship Opportunity

Children at Risk 2014 Equal Justice Works Juvenile Law Fellowship Children at Risk is a research and advocacy nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of Texas’ children through strategic research, legal action, public policy analysis, community education, and collaboration. The organization focuses on the following issues: education, human trafficking, juvenile justice, mental […]

Patton Boggs Foundation Public Policy Fellowship – Apply by Wednesday, March 20

The Patton Boggs Foundation is pleased to contribute a fellowship worth $5,000 to support a UT Law student who has completed either his/her first or second year of law school and will be working on public policy and related matters for a government agency, international organization or nonprofit public interest organization. A preference will be given […]

Heather Jarvis: Five Easy Steps for Public Service Loan Forgiveness | Program Video & PDF

On February 1, 2013, national student loan expert Heather Jarvis addressed public service professionals and students from UT Law and other Texas law schools on “Public Service Loan Forgiveness in Five Easy Steps” during the annual Public Service Career Fair, the largest public service legal job fair in Texas. This year she also covered the […]

Peggy Browning Fund Applications due by Friday, January 18, 2013

The Peggy Browning Fund Summer Fellowship Program is comprised of a 10-week fellowship during the summer months at labor-related organizations around the country.  In 2013, the Fund plans to support between 60 and 70 funded summer fellowships, plus one part-time funded School-Year Fellowship at the Chicago Newspaper Guild for 2013-14. The Summer Fellowship Program provides […]

Texas Access to Justice Commission Summer Internship Program

Applications are now being accepted for the Texas Access to Justice Commission Summer Internship Program. Apply by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2013. The Access to Justice Internship Program provides a unique opportunity for law students to participate in an internship with non-profit providers of civil legal services located in areas without a local […]

New “Pay As You Earn” Student Loan Repayment Plan to Launch December 21, 2012

New “Pay As You Earn” Student Loan Repayment Plan Final regulations implementing the President’s “Pay As You Earn” repayment initiative have just been published.  The regulations provide for reduced payments for some federal student loan borrowers and improve the federal student loan disability discharge process.  Highlights include: Eligible borrowers: Must not owe a balance on […]

Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Application Opens on December 18

The Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Program provides law students with the chance to spend their summer working on a legal project at a qualifying nonprofit public interest organization of their choosing.  Summer Corps members expand the delivery of critically needed legal assistance in low-income and underserved communities across the country for veterans, homeowners facing […]

Postgraduate Public Interest Fellowships for 2Ls: What You Should Be Doing Now – Video

VIDEO: Are you a 2L thinking of applying for a postgraduate public interest fellowship? Are you a 3L thinking about applying for one after your judicial clerkship? This panel presentation addresses how you should be preparing now to position yourself as a viable candidate for these highly competitive fellowships. Panelists include Ian Spechler, ’07, Staff […]

Introduction to Public Service Debt Management: Audio and PowerPoint (PDF)

Introduction to Public Service Debt Management: Audio and PowerPoint (PDF) Audio (62 min., UT-EID required) | PowerPoint Presentation (PDF) Learn strategies to manage your educational debt, including the UT Law and federal loan repayment and forgiveness programs for lawyers pursuing jobs in the government and public interest sectors. Presented by the Career Services Office and […]