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UT Law Career Services Office announces 2013 Study Break Public Service Stipend recipients

The Law School’s Career Services Office (CSO) has announced second-year students Tim Emmons, Olga Medina and Jorge Ramirez as recipients of the 2013 CSO Study Break Public Service Stipend.

For the fourth consecutive year, the CSO has offered stipends to support unpaid summer internships in the public sector as part of their annual Study Break, which was held this year on April 16. Each recipient received a $4,000 stipend, donated by sponsors of the Study Break, to support his or her summer public-service work. “Students and sponsors have been very responsive to the Stipend Program, and we are thankful for our sponsors’ generosity in supporting our public service-minded students,” said David A. Montoya, assistant dean for career services.

Tim Emmons, '14

Tim Emmons, ’14

Tim Emmons, ’14, will be interning with the U.S. Army JAG Corps this summer. Prior to law school, Tim graduated cum laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He interned with the Bell County District Attorney’s Office last summer and is editor-at-large of the American Journal of Criminal Law. Emmons is excited about military justice and legal assistance and aims to serve in the military as a JAG officer with the Army after graduation.

Olga Medina, '14

Olga Medina, ’14

Olga Medina, ’14, will be interning with the White House Domestic Policy Council in Washington, D.C. this summer. Prior to law school, Olga graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Political Science and Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. She has previously interned with American Civil Liberties Union of Texas and was an Immigration Policy Associate in the Office of Research, Advocacy and Legislation for the National Council of La Raza in Washington, D.C. Olga is passionate about immigration reform and plans to pursue a career in law and public policy.

Jorge Ramirez, '14

Jorge Ramirez, ’14

Jorge Ramirez, ’14, will be interning with the Workers Defense Project, a community-based organization that serves low-wage workers in the Austin area. Prior to law school, Jorge graduated cum laude from Florida State University with a BA in political science. Jorge previously interned with the Workers Defense Project during the spring semester of his first year at UT Law. He has also interned with the South Texas Civil Rights Project and the Equal Justice Center.

The 2013 CSO Study Break was sponsored by Andrews Kurth LLP; Bracewell & Giuliani; Locke Lord LLP; McKool Smith; Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP; Weil Gotschal & Manges LLP; Baker Botts L.L.P.; Cox | Smith; Fulbright and Jaworski L.L.P.; Haynes and Boone LLP; Jones Day; Looper Reed & McGraw, P.C.; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Thompson Knight LLP; Winston & Strawn LLP; Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; Alston & Bird LLP; Anadarko; Baker & McKenzie; Beck Redden LLP; Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft LLP; Chamberlain Hrdlicka; Jackson Walker L.L.P.; Kaplan; King & Spalding; Nathan Sommers Jacob; and Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP.

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Contact: Natalie Aitken, Career Counselor, UT Law Career Services Office, 512-232-6056 or naitken@law.utexas.edu or Denyse Demel, Career Counselor, UT Law Career Services Office, 512-232-1162 or ddemel@law.utexas.edu.

(Photos by Steph Swope. Story updated July 16, 2013.)

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