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Students Make a Difference Through Pro Bono

Only a few months into the academic year and already more than 100 University of Texas School of Law students have volunteered for 21 pro bono projects (and counting). From preparing asylum cases to interviewing clients at walk-in legal clinics, the range of UT Law’s pro bono projects is as diverse as the hundreds of […]

Claire Rodriguez, '11

Third-year law student awarded Julius Glickman Fellowship to pursue worker rights project

The University of Texas School of Law’s Justice Corps program recently awarded the Julius Glickman Fellowship in Public Interest Law to third-year student Claire Rodriguez. The two-year fellowship provides $45,000 per year for full-time legal work on a project sponsored by an existing public-interest legal organization and supervised by a licensed attorney.

Recent Graduates Help Secure Repatriation of Russian Guest Workers

Two recent Law School graduates working for the Equal Justice Center in Austin were able to repatriate six Russian guest workers who had been evicted from their residences and fired from their jobs after asking for higher pay after their wages were cut to below the minimum wage.

Graduating Law School student Andrés Durá awarded Equal Justice Works scholarship

Third-year Law School student Andrés Durá has been awarded a two-year Equal Justice Works fellowship. Durá’s fellowship, which is sponsored by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation, will be spent in San Antonio working for the Equal Justice Center providing legal services to low-income and immigrant construction workers who have not been paid for their labor.