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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 […]


Megan Sheffield, Pro Bono Scholar for 2012–2013.

National Pro Bono Week at UT Law: Spotlight on the 2012–2013 Pro Bono Scholar

In celebration of National Pro Bono Week (October 21–27, 2012), the UT Law Pro Bono Program is pleased to announce that third-year student Megan Sheffield has been selected to serve as a Pro Bono Scholar for the 2012–2013 academic year. The Pro Bono Scholars Program provides scholarships to second- and third-year students who commit to working with the UT Law Pro Bono Program a minimum of three hundred hours during the academic year. The scholars plan and implement pro bono projects and conduct research and outreach that furthers the mission of the program.


Law students in Goliad with the Rural Outreach Initiative are, left to right, Tecuan Flores, Meredith Weaver, Kevin Vermillion

National Pro Bono Week at UT Law: Spotlight on the Rural Outreach Initiative

In recognition of National Pro Bono Week (October 21–27, 2012), the UT Law Pro Bono Program celebrates law students’ volunteer efforts in underserved areas of Texas through Texas RioGrande Legal Aid’s Rural Outreach Initiative. Over the 2011–2012 school year, fourteen students assisted TRLA with the project. This fall nine students have volunteered, and students will also have the opportunity to work on the project in the spring.


David Hall, ’69

Bravo del Norte

David Hall, ’69, executive director of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, turned his youthful passion for helping the poor into a distinguished and influential public-interest legal career.


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.