The University of Texas at Austin   School of Law

William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law

“That they may truly and impartially administer justice”

Equal Justice Scholarship Program

2014 - 2015 Equal Justice Scholars

(l-r) Alex Stamm, '17; Kelsey Chapple, '16; Chris Larson, '15

The Equal Justice Scholarship was established in 2005 to help increase access to justice in Texas. The scholarship is sponsored by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law at the Law School, and it was developed in partnership with Baylor University School of Law and the Texas Access to Justice Commission. Originally established to provide financial support for students who would work following graduation to provide civil legal services to low-income Texans, the scope of the scholarship was expanded beginning with the Class of 2011.

The scholarship, which covers full tuition and fees for all three years, is awarded to an entering student with strong academic credentials, demonstrated commitment to public service, and a specific intent to serve low-income individuals or groups following graduation. The scholarship recipient must commit to working after law school on a full-time basis for three years providing direct legal services to low-income individuals or groups at a non-profit organization in the United States.

Class of 2017 application period is now closed. For sample application information, see:

Class of 2017 Application Information

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2013 - 2014 Equal Justice Scholars

(l-r) Cassie McCrae, '14; Chris Larson, '15; Kelsey Chapple, '16

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2012 - 2013 Equal Justice Scholars

(l-r) Cassie McCrae, '14; Chris Larson, '15; Erin Gaines, '13

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2011 - 2012 Equal Justice Scholars

(l-r) Cassie McCrae, '14; Erin Gaines, '13; Jordan Pollock, '12

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2010 - 2011 Equal Justice Scholars

(l-r) Erin Gaines, '13; Lawson Konvalinka, '11; Jordan Pollock, '12

Created in 2004:

  • Equal Justice Scholarships Created for Future Legal Aid Lawyers
  • Via BUSINESS WIRE: Texas Access to Justice Commission Press Release. 2004. The University of Texas School of Law and Baylor University School of Law Announce Scholarships for Future Legal Aid Lawyers. October 5.
  • Austin American Statesman. 2004. Metro & State Briefing re Equal Justice Scholarships. October 8.
  • Texas Lawyer. 2004. Public Interest Law Scholarships Will Benefit Legal Aid for Poor. October 11. Vol. 20, No. 32.
  • Heinrichs, Christine. Pre-Law Insider. 2004. Want Free Tuition? October.
  • Texas Bar Journal. 2004. Law Schools Announce Scholarships for Future Legal Aid Lawyers. November.

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2009 - 2010 Equal Justice Scholars

(l-r) Jordan Pollock, '12; Lawson Konvalinka, '11; Kyle Marie Stock, '10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2008 - 2009 Equal Justice Scholars

(l-r) Lawson Konvalinka, '11; Jessica Cassidy, '09; Kyle Marie Stock, '10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2007 - 2008 Equal Justice Scholars

(l-r) Kyle Marie Stock, '10; Jessica Cassidy, '09; Amber VanSchuyver, '08