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Law School’s Class of 2014 Equal Justice Scholarship awarded to Cassandra McCrae

The University of Texas School of Law has awarded the seventh Equal Justice Scholarship to Cassandra McCrae, an incoming first-year law student. The scholarship covers tuition and fees for three years of legal study. McCrae has committed to working after law school on a full-time basis for three years providing direct legal services to low-income individuals or groups at a nonprofit organization in the United States.


Six Law School students receive Justice Center Graduating Student Awards

Six graduating students at the University of Texas School of Law have been honored by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law for their extraordinary commitment during Law School to using the law to serve others.


The 2011 Whitehurst Public Interest Summer Fellows are, from left to right, (l-r) Jordan Pollock, Amelia Ruiz Fischer, Alissa Parsley, Meg Clifford, Kelsey Snapp, Michael O’Keefe Cowles.

Justice Center announces 2011 Whitehurst Public Interest Summer Fellows

Six students at the University of Texas School of Law have been selected as the 2011 Whitehurst Public Interest Summer Fellows. The fellowships are made possible by a gift from Bill, ’70, and Stephanie Whitehurst, and are administered by the Law School’s William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law. The fellowships are awarded annually to outstanding students between their second and third years of law school to support their summer public interest work.


UT Law student selected for Access to Justice Summer Internship Program

First-year UT Law student Adriana Bole has been selected to participate in the Access to Justice Summer Internship Program. Bole, one of only fourteen law students from around the United States selected for the program, will spend her summer internship with the Paso del Norte Civil Rights Project in El Paso.


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.


Meredith Shytles, ’11, wins Skadden Fellowship

Meredith Shytles, a third-year student at the Law School, has won a prestigious post-graduate Skadden Fellowship. Shytles will use the fellowship at Austin-based Advocacy Inc., working with teenage girls with disabilities in the foster care or juvenile justice system.


Pamela Brown, Director of the Bi-National Family Violence Project, to Speak on Pursuing Justice across International Borders

The Law School’s William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and Career Services Office will present speaker Pamela M. Brown, director of the Bi-National Family Violence Project of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA), on Monday, November 8, 2010, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Sheffield Room at the Law School.