The University of Texas School of Law joined with Judge William Wayne Justice’s former law clerks and many admirers in 2004 to create the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law in his honor. A resource for students, faculty, alumni, and the community, the Justice Center promotes equal justice for all through legal education, scholarship, and public service.
Since its inception, the Justice Center has steadily expanded its programming and scope. With the recent addition of two major initiatives -- the Loan Repayment Assistance Program and the school-wide Pro Bono Program – and an increased focus on research in 2010-2011, the Justice Center’s personnel has grown to include four attorneys, two administrative staff members, and part-time law students. The Justice Center has awarded over 100 scholarships and fellowships; hosted numerous conferences, lectures and workshops; and involved students and faculty in pro bono projects with community organizations assisting a broad range of clients, including veterans, low-income homeowners, hurricane victims, colonias residents, immigrant detainees, and Austin musicians and film makers.