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Justice Center’s New Educational Equity Project Addresses Educational Barriers

The University of Texas School of Law and the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) are proud to announce the creation of the Educational Equity Project (EEP). The project will address the significant issue of educational barriers for low-income and minority students across Austin. The project is an expansion of a two-year partnership between […]


New Gift Raises Mithoff Family Support of Pro Bono Program to $2 Million

A recent $1 million gift to The University of Texas School of Law from Richard and Virginia “Ginni” Mithoff of Houston will support the school’s Pro Bono Program. The gift brings the Mithoffs’ total contributions to the program to $2 million. By participating in the Pro Bono Program, students increase access to justice and build […]


Justice Center Names 2014-15 Public Service Scholars

Four students have been selected to serve as Public Service Scholars with the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law for the 2014-15 academic year. The University of Texas School of Law awards scholarships each year to a group of outstanding students who demonstrate a commitment to studying, promoting and working in public service. […]


“Change It Up!” Event Introduces Students to Lawyering for Social Change

More than 40 1Ls and transfer students gathered Friday, Sept. 5, for Texas Law’s second annual “Change It Up!,” a social justice orientation hosted by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, the Capital Punishment Center, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, and 25 student groups. The orientation was designed to […]


Students Awarded Equal Justice Scholarship and G. Rollie White Public Service Scholarship

The University of Texas School of Law has awarded its 10th Equal Justice Scholarship to Alexander Stamm. It also awarded the inaugural G. Rollie White Public Service Scholarship to Paige Duggins. Both scholarships are awarded to an incoming first-year student who has a demonstrated commitment to social justice. The students are selected through a competitive […]


Equal Justice Works Selects Three Graduates for Competitive Fellowships

Equal Justice Works, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization, awarded two-year fellowships to three recent graduates of The University of Texas School of Law. Gonzalo Serrano, ’14, Erin Gaines, ’13, and Megan Sheffield, ’13, were among nearly 60 fellows selected nationwide for the Equal Justice Works Fellowship Class of 2014. The organization is dedicated to creating […]


Justice Center Announces 2014 Whitehurst Public Interest Summer Fellows

Six students at The University of Texas School of Law have been selected as the 2014 Whitehurst Public Interest Summer Fellows. The $4,250 fellowships are awarded annually to outstanding students who are committed to public service and are pursuing summer public interest work. The fellowships are made possible by a gift from Bill Whitehurst, ’70, […]


Mark Dawson and Catherine McCulloch awarded Texas Law post-graduate fellowships

The University of Texas School of Law has awarded the 2014 Julius Glickman Fellowship in Public Interest Law to Catherine McCulloch, ’14, and the inaugural G. Rollie White Trust Fellowship in Public Interest Law to Mark Dawson, ’14. Both fellowships will provide $45,000 for full-time legal work for a year on a project sponsored by […]


Justice Center, Student Bar Association Event Celebrates Service and Teaching

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and the Student Bar Association held their annual award ceremony and ice cream social at the end of the 2013-14 academic year in celebration and recognition of exemplary University of Texas School of Law students, recent alumni and teachers. Congratulations and hook ‘em, horns to the […]


Justice Center’s Graduating Student Awardees Announced

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law honored six graduating students from The University of Texas School of Law’s Class of 2014 for their extraordinary commitment during law school to using the law to serve others. The annual Justice Center Graduating Student Awards honor graduating students for work in nonprofit, government and legislative […]