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Pro Bono Program Assists Clients in Rio Grande Valley

Dozens of students, faculty, staff and alumni spent the last week of winter break on The University of Texas School of Law’s fifth Pro Bono in January trip to the Texas Rio Grande Valley. Representatives from UT Law and partner organizations provided legal assistance at no cost to approximately 200 clients in underserved communities. Thirty […]


Students Assist Immigrants, Low-Income Property Owners in the Valley Over Winter Break

University of Texas School of Law students, faculty and alumni will spend part of their winter break immersed in the Rio Grande Valley volunteering on projects that will impact and aid low-income property owners, immigration detainees and undocumented high school students among other populations in need of free legal services. During the fifth annual Pro […]


Longhorn Network covers Law School students’ pro bono service

The Longhorn Network recently produced a short video about the Law School’s Pro Bono program, and students who have taken a pledge to carry out pro bono legal work.


January 2012 trip participants at the offices of the South Texas Civil Rights Project, where they helped assemble VAWA petitions.

Pro Bono Program to organize DACA clinics for 2013 Pro Bono in January trip

On January 6–11, 2013, the Pro Bono Program will take thirty students as well as several faculty members to the Texas Rio Grande Valley during the second week of January. This will be Pro Bono in January’s fourth year in the Valley. This year the Pro Bono Program is partnering with the Texas Civil Rights Project in Austin to organize clinics in the San Juan area to assist pro se youth to petition for relief under the recently launched Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. At the clinics, students and volunteer attorneys will help high-school DACA petitioners (aka “DREAMers”) complete forms and compile documents to file with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.


Pro Bono Program creates a variety of opportunities for student service

Next week at orientation, the UT Law Pro Bono Program will introduce the Pro Bono Pledge to its third entering class.  The first class to sign the pledge, the class of 2013, will graduate next May. Last year over 80% of the 1L class signed the pro bono pledge, committing to perform 50 hours of […]


Pro Bono Program announces 2012 Pro Bono in January trip

In anticipation of National Pro Bono Week (October 23–29), the Pro Bono Program is pleased to announce that the application for the 2012 Pro Bono in January trip will be available on Monday, October 24. Pro Bono in January is an annual winter break trip that gives law students the opportunity to engage in meaningful pro bono work in low-income communities. This year, the Pro Bono Program will take forty to fifty students as well as several faculty members to the Texas Rio Grande Valley, Laredo, and El Paso during the second week of January.


UT Law Pro Bono Program Sends Thirty-Three Law Students to the Rio Grande Valley

On January 9–14, 2011, thirty-three students and four faculty members from the University of Texas School of Law spent the last week of their winter break in the Texas Rio Grande Valley helping to provide pro bono legal assistance in underserved communities.


UT Law student Elizabeth Guillen greets a client at the Pro Bono in January wills clinic in Alamo.

Winter Work

This January 11–15, 2010, forty students from the University of Texas School of Law spent part of their Winter Break in Houston and the Rio Grande Valley carrying out pro bono legal work for underserved communities.