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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 […]

Introduction to Public Service Law: Video and PowerPoint (PDF)

Introduction to Public Service Law Video (56 min., UT-EID required) | PowerPoint Presentation (PDF) Are you interested in possibly pursuing a career in public service? Learn about both short-term and long-term strategies for obtaining government and public interest jobs during the summer and/or after graduation. Panelists include Robert Kepple, Executive Director, Texas District & County […]

PSLawNet is now PSJD (Public Service Job Directory)

The University of Texas School of Law is a founding member of PSLawNet, now know as PSJD, which is a valuable resource for finding job opportunities in the public service sector. This website contains an enormous database of job postings with public service employers such as legal service providers, public policy advocates, and government agencies. […]

Peggy Browning Fund Conference Nominations due by Noon on Wednesday, August 22

Peggy Browning Fund Conference Apply for Nomination by Noon on Wednesday, August 22 The Peggy Browning Fund’s 14th Annual National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference takes place October 12-13, 2012 in Linthicum Heights, MD. The University of Texas School of Law may nominate students to attend the conference and the Peggy Browning Fund will cover […]

Project-based Fellowship Applications: Take Cues from Those Who Know

PSLawNet has tips on the project-based postgraduate fellowship application process offered by several individuals who play key roles in the fellowship application process, including former fellows, senior staff at fellowship funding organizations, senior staff at fellow host organizations, and law school public interest career counselors who have successfully advised past fellowship applicants. Visit PSLawNet for […]

Lexis ASPIRE Program for UT Law Students and Recent Graduates Pursuing Public Interest Work

Lexis’ ASPIRE (Associates Serving Public Interests Research) Program provides free access to federal and state cases, codes, regulations, law reviews, Shepard’s® Citation Service and Matthew Bender® treatises to rising 2Ls and 3Ls who pursue verifiable 501(c)(3) public interest work. Students may access the program until August 17, 2012. In addition, all December 2011 and May […]