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Public Interest Scholar Douglas Laycock Lectures at UT Law March 27-28

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law at The University of Texas School of Law presents talks by Douglas Laycock, one of the nation’s leading constitutional law scholars, March 27 and 28 at the law school. Laycock is UT Law’s third G. Rollie White Public Interest Scholar in Residence. On Thursday, March 27, […]


Lives in the Law speaker to Talk About New York Stop-and-Frisk Case, Feb. 11

Civil rights attorney Vincent Warren, executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) in New York City, will speak Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 11:45 a.m. at The University of Texas School of Law’s “Lives in the Law” lecture, presented by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and the Career Services Office. […]


Lives in the Law Speaker Series Features East Texas Civil Rights Attorneys

The University of Texas School of Law’s William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and Career Services Office present a talk Thursday, Nov. 7, by East Texas civil rights attorneys David Guillory and Tim Garrigan, as part of the “Lives in the Law” speaker series spotlighting lawyers working to improve the lives of others […]


Students Make a Difference Through Pro Bono

Only a few months into the academic year and already more than 100 University of Texas School of Law students have volunteered for 21 pro bono projects (and counting). From preparing asylum cases to interviewing clients at walk-in legal clinics, the range of UT Law’s pro bono projects is as diverse as the hundreds of […]


Pro Bono Program Names 2013-14 Scholars

The University of Texas School of Law’s Pro Bono Program is pleased to announce the law school’s four Pro Bono Scholars for the 2013–14 academic year: Andrea Meza, Colleen Mulholland, Rebeca Ojeda and Simone Otenaike. The Pro Bono Scholars Program provides scholarships to second- and third-year students who make a 300-hour commitment during the academic […]


UT Law Joins in National Celebration of Pro Bono Service Oct. 20-26

The University of Texas School of Law’s Pro Bono Program, in conjunction with the American Bar Association’s National Pro Bono Celebration, has planned several events for students and the community Oct. 20 to 26, that emphasize the role of UT Law in delivering pro bono services. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Clinic UT Law’s Immigration […]


Report Co-authored by UT Law Affiliates Evaluates Travis County’s Educational Advocacy Pilot Project

A recent report evaluating an educational advocacy pilot project in Travis County makes recommendations for improving educational outcomes for youth entering the child welfare system in the county. The report, which was co-authored by a clinical professor and a research attorney at The University of Texas School of Law, was issued by the Travis County […]


Two Students Receive $4,500 Baron & Budd Public Interest Scholarships

Second-year UT Law students Paige Armstrong-Gutierrez and Nora Gay have been awarded Baron & Budd Public Interest Scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year, each receiving $4,500 for committing to work 300 pro bono hours during the school year. The pro bono work will be with nonprofit organizations that provide legal services to underserved individuals or […]


Justice Center Names 2013-14 Public Service Scholars

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law has selected seven students to serve as Public Service Scholars for the 2013-14 year. Each year, The University of Texas School of Law awards scholarships to a group of outstanding students who demonstrate a commitment to studying, promoting and working in public service. The scholars receive […]


Students Invited to Attend “Change it Up! Lawyering for Social Change” Sept. 7

Event: Change It Up! Lawyering for Social Change Where: University of Texas School of Law, Jamail Pavilion When: Saturday, Sept. 7, 2 – 5 p.m.; Check-in begins at 1:30 p.m. More: Event and registration information are available online. Background: “Change it Up! Lawyering for Social Change” is an afternoon event organized by UT Law’s William […]