Whitehurst Public Interest Summer Fellowships
Bill Whitehurst, '70, (center) with 2013 Whitehurst Public Interest Summer Fellows,(l-r) Mackenzie Meador, '14; Cassandra McCrae, '14; Stephanie Trinh, '14; Mary Chisolm Rios, '14; Daniel Smith, '14; and Sofia Meissner, '15
In the summer of 2013, the Whitehurst Public Interest Summer Fellowships Program will provide funding for students between their second and third years of law school. Preference will be given to students who intend to pursue careers in public interest law. The program addresses these students’ particular need to work in public interest positions during the summer before their third year of school in order to be viable candidates for public interest fellowships and jobs following graduation.
The program will provide stipends for up to six students for public interest work with qualified sponsoring organizations. A sponsoring organization must be a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit providing legal services and/or advocacy to underrepresented individuals or communities. Government agencies, labor unions, and legislative offices do not qualify as a sponsoring organization.
The summer 2013 stipend will be $4,250 for at least 10 weeks (and a minimum of 400 hours) of work. Given the shortage of resources, students who will split the summer between working for a sponsoring organization and working elsewhere for substantial compensation are discouraged from applying.
These fellowships are supported by a generous five-year gift from Stephanie Whitehurst and Bill Whitehurst, ‘70. Each summer, the Whitehursts name the fellowships for lawyers they admire in hopes that the recipients will be inspired by the honorees’ work in the public interest. In the program’s inaugural summer, the Whitehursts named the fellowships in honor of lawyers Chip Brees, Michelle Cheng, Tom Harkness, Eden Harrington, Mack Kidd, and Scott Ozmun.
The application period is now closed. For sample application information, see:
Whitehurst Public Interest Summer Fellowships Program Description and Application Information Spring 2013.
Lara Bubalo Manor, '13, with supersvisors Laura Davis and Phyllis Brochstein interning for the New York Legal Assistance Group in New York, NY.
Cassandra McCrae – The Lisa Graybill Public Interest Law Fellowship
Mackenzie Meador – The Paul Aaron Riffe Public Interest Law Fellowship
Sophia Meissner – The Sean Pevsner Public Interest Law Fellowship
Mary Chisolm Rios – The Doe Plaintiffs Public Interest Law Fellowship
Daniel Smith – The Mark Whitburn Public Interest Law Fellowship
Stephanie Trinh – The Rebecca Robertson Public Interest Law Fellowship
Gabriella Gonzalez – The Terry Tottenham Public Interest Law Fellowship
Laura Manor – The Tom Ausley Public Interest Law Fellowship
Dave Mauch – The Mike McKetta Public Interest Law Fellowship
Nikiya Natale – The James Harrington Public Interest Law Fellowship
Salima Pirmohamed – The David Sheppard Public Interest Law Fellowship
Hannah Zimmermann – The Professor Barbara Hines Public Interest Law Fellowship
Meg Clifford – The Jonathan Ross Public Interest Law Fellowship
Michael O’Keefe Cowles – The Broadus Spivey Public Interest Law Fellowship
Amelia Ruiz Fischer – The Victoria Touchet Public Interest Law Fellowship
Alissa Parsley – The Michael S. Greco Public Interest Law Fellowship
Jordan Pollock – The Julie Clark Public Interest Law Fellowship
Kelsey Snapp – The Dicky Grigg Public Interest Law Fellowship
Kristian Aguilar - The Chip Brees Public Interest Law Fellowship
Robert Brothers - The Michelle Cheng Public Interest Law Fellowship
Jessica Cohen - The Eden Harrington Public Interest Law Fellowship
Silvia Garcia - The Tom Harkness Public Interest Law Fellowship
Olga Goldberg - The Mack Kidd Public Interest Law Fellowship
George Vallas - The Scott Ozmun Public Interest Law Fellowship
Justice Center announces 2013 Whitehurst Public Interest Summer Fellows
2013 Honoree Profiles
Summer Fellowship Stories: Nikiya Natale at the South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project
Summer Fellowship Stories: Whitehurst Public Interest Summer Fellow Salima Pirmohamed at the Texas Defender Service
"Real-Life Experience." Texas Lawyer Summer 2012
2012 Honoree Profiles
Second annual ice cream social to celebrate public service, April 23, 2012
Justice Center announces 2012 Whitehurst Public Interest Summer Fellows
2011 Honoree Profiles
Justice Center announces 2011 Whitehurst Public Interest Summer Fellows
2010 Honoree Profiles
Bill and Stephanie Whitehurst fund summer fellowships
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