Three Students receive Baron & Budd Public Interest Scholarships
Three students at the University of Texas School of Law have been selected to receive Baron & Budd Public Interest Scholarships for the 2011–2012 academic year. Students who receive the $4,500 scholarships commit to working three hundred pro bono hours during the school year with a nonprofit organization providing legal services to underserved individuals or communities.
The scholarships are made possible by a generous gift from the Baron & Budd law firm. They are administered by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law at the Law School.
“The new Baron & Budd Scholars will provide much-needed legal help in our community,” said Eden Harrington, director of the Justice Center. “We are grateful to Baron & Budd for establishing this opportunity for our students to gain hands-on experience while serving others.”
The following students will receive 2011–2012 Baron & Budd Public Interest Scholarships:
Margaret Clifford, ’12, will work for Texas Appleseed, focusing primarily on a school-to-prison pipeline initiative
Hannah Liddell, ’12, will continue work she began last summer for Disability Rights Texas assisting with a federal Medicaid case involving power wheelchairs for young children.
Keegan Warren-Clem, ’12, will work for Texas Legal Services Center’s Health Law Program, helping to provide free legal services to modest-income Texans with health care issues.
About Baron & Budd:
Baron & Budd PC is one of the largest plaintiffs’ firms in the country representing people exposed to toxic substances in their work and living environments. The firm established the Baron & Budd Public Interest Scholarships at the Law School to support students engaged in pro bono work.
About the Justice Center:
The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law is dedicated to promoting equal justice for all through legal education. The Justice Center works toward this goal by educating students, faculty, and attorneys about public interest legal issues; teaching students about the need to increase access to justice; creating pro bono opportunities for the law school community; providing support to students and graduates engaged in public service; and conducting research into legal issues affecting underserved individuals and communities.
Contact: Eden Harrington, director of the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, UT Law, 512-232-7068, firstname.lastname@example.org.