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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 […]


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.


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.