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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 […]


UT Law Grad Receives 2013 Law Student Pro Bono Award

UT Law Alumna Megan Sheffield, ’13, received the 2013 Law Student Pro Bono Award from the Texas Access to Justice Commission. The award is given to a law student or graduate who has improved the standards of legal aid for underprivileged Texans. Sheffield was among 23 nominees and was honored in a ceremony at the […]


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.


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 […]


56 students devote final week of winter break to pro bono work

Students and faculty members from the University of Texas at Austin will will fan out across the U.S.-Mexico border region during the second week in January to volunteer on a range of law-related projects, providing over 2,000 legal service hours for multiple organizations.


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.