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Law School helps launch Travis County Model Court Education Advocacy Pilot Project

The Law School’s William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and Children’s Rights Clinic have helped develop a multi-stakeholder pilot education reform project focused on youth entering the child welfare system in Travis County. The Education Advocacy Pilot Project, an initiative of the Travis County Model Court for Children and Families, launched last week and will continue through the 2012–2013 school year.


William Wayne Justice Center Joins UT Center for Disability Studies to help state agencies apply for HUD funds

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and the UT Center for Disability Studies have completed the first phase of their work to assist the Texas state housing finance and Medicaid agencies in an application for federal funding available through the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Act of 2010. The Act resulted in significant changes to federal law governing housing for persons with disabilities, incentivizing states to develop new and innovative ways to support persons with disabilities in integrated environments. States will compete for a total of $85 million made available by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).


Recipients of the William Wayne Justice Center's 2012 awards for student service are, left to right, Hannah Liddell, Kimberly Ashworth, Jordan Pollock, Amelia Ruiz Fischer, Alissa Parsley, Emma Quintero, and Christine Nishimura

Graduating Law students receive service awards

Seven graduating students at the University of Texas School of Law have been honored by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law for their extraordinary commitment during Law School to using the law to serve others.


The 2012 Baron & Budd Public Interest Summer Fellows are, left to right, Whitney Drake, Vanshika Vij, Maddy Dwertman, Mary Chisolm, and Kali Cohn.

Five UT Law students receive Baron & Budd Public Interest Summer Fellowships

Five students at the University of Texas School of Law have been selected to receive Baron & Budd Public Interest Summer Fellowships for the coming summer. The program will provide each fellow with a $4,250 stipend to work fulltime for at least ten weeks providing legal services to underrepresented individuals or communities.


Panel Discussion on State Anti-Immigrant Laws, February 13, 2012

A panel discussion entitled “Cutting Edge Issues in Immigration Law: State Anti-Immigrant Statutes and Litigation” will be held at the Law School on Monday, February 13, 2012, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the Sheffield Room.