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”

Financial Support

The Law School is committed to ensuring that our students who wish to pursue public service are not precluded from doing so for financial reasons. To that end, the Justice Center administers a variety of scholarships and fellowships to support students who study public interest law and to fund students who work to provide legal assistance to the underserved. The Justice Center also administers the Law School's new Loan Repayment Assistance Program, which provides financial assistance to graduating students with educational debt who enter public service.

In addition, other Law School centers and organizations provide scholarships and fellowships to students who participate in public interest work. For example:

Student Organizations:

Texas Law Fellowships raises funds to provide stipends to selected students to work for non-profit organizations in the summer.

Other Centers:

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice provides fellowships and scholarships for students who work in the human rights field.

General Resources:

The Career Services Office provides extensive information to students about internal and external sources of funding to support public interest work during law school and following graduation.

In addition, the Law School awards scholarships to students pursuing public service through the financial aid process. For example:

  • C. Chris Marshall Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law recognizes a second- or third-year student who demonstrates an interest in public service in Texas.
  • Ralph W. Yarborough Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Environmental and Public Service Law recognizes both second- and third-year law students who demonstrate an interest in environmental law and public service.

For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office.