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Law students and faculty members to assist undocumented youth at fall clinics

The UT Law Pro Bono Program has teamed with the Law School’s Immigration Clinic to organize weekend clinics throughout the fall to assist pro se youth to petition for relief under the recently launched Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. At the clinics, law students and volunteer attorneys will interview pro se high-school DACA petitioners (aka “DREAMers”) and assist them to 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 […]


Second annual ice cream social to celebrate public service, April 23, 2012

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law will host the Law School’s second annual ice cream social to celebrate public service and to recognize student accomplishments on Monday, April 23, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Sheffield Room (TNH 2.111). The event is open to the entire Law School community and to family and friends of the honorees.


From left to right, Pro Bono Scholars Gwen Vindell, '13 and Meredith Kincaid, '13

National Pro Bono Week at UT Law: Spotlight on the 2011–2012 Pro Bono Scholars

In celebration of National Pro Bono Week (October 23–29), the UT Law Pro Bono Program is pleased to announce that second-year students Meredith Kincaid and Gwen Vindell have been selected to serve as Pro Bono Scholars for the 2011–2012 academic year.


National Pro Bono Week at UT Law: Spotlight on Brandi Weaver, ‘05

In recognition of National Pro Bono Week (October 23–29), the UT Law Pro Bono Program celebrates the pro bono efforts of members of the Law School community. Recently the Pro Bono Program spoke with Brandi Weaver, director of Student Services in the Law School’s Student Affairs Office, about her work representing clients in divorce cases through Volunteer Legal Services.


National Pro Bono Week at UT Law: Spotlight on Professor Jordan Steiker

In recognition of National Pro Bono Week (October 23–29), the UT Law Pro Bono Program celebrates the pro bono efforts of members of the Law School community. Recently the Pro Bono Program spoke with Professor Jordan Steiker about his work representing clients in capital cases.


National Pro Bono Week at UT Law: Spotlight on Jake Gilbreath, ’09

In recognition of National Pro Bono Week (October 23–29, 2011), the UT Law Pro Bono Program celebrates the pro bono efforts of members of the Law School community. Recently the Pro Bono Program spoke with Jake Gilbreath, a 2009 UT Law graduate and an attorney at Piper & Turner PLLC, about his pro bono work in family law.


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.


Pro Bono Program and Justice Center to host White House “Champions of Change” watch party

The Law School’s Pro Bono Program and the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law will live-stream the White House’s “Champions of Change” event at the Law School on Thursday, October 13, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. CST in the Goodwin Conference Room, CCJ 1.312.


William Wayne Justice Center to join the LBJ School of Public Affairs on contract for deed study in Texas colonias

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law is joining the LBJ School of Public Affairs to undertake a major study for the Texas Legislature on the use of contracts for deed in Texas colonias. The study will focus on title issues, variations of contracts for deed, and abuses during the sale of property in these communities. It will also examine wider issues of title irregularity as these emerge through informal land sales, subdivision, and intestate inheritance.