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Clinical Education at UT Law

Real Cases. Real Experience.

(left to right) Alex Rodriguez, ’14, Tom Butler, Ray Schiflett, UT Legal Services to Students

Government Internship

The Government Internship Program enabled more than fifty students to intern in government settings during the Fall, Spring and Summer of the 2013-2014 academic year. Students interned in a number of different divisions at the Office of the Attorney General, at local prosecutors’ offices, in a diverse array of state agencies, and within county and city legal departments, tackling both litigation and transactional work.


Student Experience

(left to right) Jeanette Kinard, Jessica Johnson, ’15, Melissa Shearer, Mental Health Public Defender

“I'm so glad I cleared time in my schedule to take the Government Internship course. From both a networking and experience standpoint, venturing outside of the law school to get my first chance of applying the legal knowledge I gleaned from my 1L year proved to be an incredibly rewarding experience. At the Travis County Mental Health Defender, I was fortunate to receive individualized mentorship and advice from experienced attorneys regarding my legal career trajectory. Because each student interned at a different governmental agency, our class discussions proved to be especially enriching due to the diversity of experiences available at each agency. I looked forward to it every week!”
—Jessica Johnson, ’15

Meera Krishnan, ’14

“ I really enjoyed working for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. It was great to be able to gain more practical work experience outside of the law school, and the class really helped me develop my professional goals for both the semester and for my career after graduation!”
—Meera Krishnan, ’14