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UT Law student selected for Access to Justice Summer Internship Program

First-year UT Law student Adriana Bole has been selected to participate in the Access to Justice Summer Internship Program. Bole, one of only fourteen law students from around the United States selected for the program, will spend her summer internship with the Paso del Norte Civil Rights Project in El Paso.

The program is sponsored by the Texas Access to Justice Commission, which was created in 2001 by the Supreme Court of Texas to develop and implement policy initiatives designed to expand access to and enhance the quality of justice in civil legal matters for low-income Texans, in partnership with six Texas legal-aid providers. The program encourages students to help address the civil legal problems of underserved individuals and communities and to educate future attorneys about those problems.

During her internship, Bole will receive hands-on training by working with accomplished lawyers and providing direct legal services to low-income clients, while learning about access to justice matters, legal decision-making, advocacy skills, attorney-client relationships and legal institutions. A supervising attorney will provide her with a variety of experiences and assignments, including significant research and writing. A stipend is provided for living expenses, and students must commit to a ten-week placement.

Contact: Kirston Fortune, UT Law Communications, 512-471-7330, kfortune@law.utexas.edu

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