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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 […]

Access to Justice Seminar: Opportunities in Legal Aid Now and in the Future (Jan. 26) – RSVP

Access to Justice Seminar: Opportunities in Legal Aid Now and in the Future Thursday, January 26, 2012 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the Eidman Courtroom Learn about practicing as a legal aid attorney, internship opportunities through the Texas Access to Justice Commission and the State Bar of Texas, and about the Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program. Panelists […]

National Student Loan Expert Heather Jarvis to Speak on Friday, January 27 – RSVP

On Friday, January 27, Heather Jarvis will be speaking about “Public Service Loan Forgiveness in Five Easy Steps” during lunch from noon-1:15 p.m. as part of the Public Service Career Fair. Many government and nonprofit professionals stand to gain tens of thousands of dollars of student debt relief from the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program […]

Private and Public Sector Diversity Fellowships & Scholarships

Each year, the CSO receives information on more than 20 diversity program opportunities in both the private (law firm/corporate) and public (government/judicial/public interest) sectors. While most of the programs are for 1Ls, there are opportunities for 2Ls, 3Ls, and recent graduates as well. Most applications are due in January and February. For more information, please […]

Tuesday, 10/11: Postgraduate Public Interest Fellowships for 2Ls: What You Should be Doing Now (RSVP)

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? Postgraduate Public Interest Fellowships for 2Ls: What You Should Be Doing Now Tuesday, October 11 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Eidman Courtroom This panel presentation will address how you […]

Recommended Resource: PSLawNet

The University of Texas School of Law is a founding member of PSLawNet, 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. Opportunities range from temporary internships to […]