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Salima Pirmohamed, 2012 Whitehurst Public Interest Summer Fellow.

Summer Fellowship Stories

Every summer, UT Law students carry out public-interest legal work thanks to fellowships funded by donations to the Law School and administered by the Law School’s William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law. We will be adding more stories about our Summer 2012 Fellows and the work they did over the coming weeks.


Christopher Larson, Class of 2015 Equal Justice Scholar

UT Law Class of 2015 Equal Justice Scholarship awarded to Christopher Larson

The University of Texas School of Law has awarded the eighth Equal Justice Scholarship to Christopher Larson, an incoming first-year law student. The scholarship covers tuition and fees for three years of legal study. Larson has committed to working after law school on a full-time basis for three years providing direct legal services to low-income individuals or groups at a nonprofit organization in the U.S.


Second annual ice cream social to celebrate public service, April 23, 2012

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law will host the Law School’s second annual ice cream social to celebrate public service and to recognize student accomplishments on Monday, April 23, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Sheffield Room (TNH 2.111). The event is open to the entire Law School community and to family and friends of the honorees.


Charles E. Di Leva

World Bank Chief Counsel Charles E. Di Leva to speak on international environmental law, sustainable development, and climate change, February 6, 2012

The Law School’s William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and Career Services Office will present speaker Charles E. Di Leva, chief counsel at the World Bank, on Monday, February 6, 2012, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Sheffield Room at the Law School.


Law School conference to address developments in civil rights litigation since 9/11, February 3, 2012

“Barriers and Innovations in Civil Rights Litigation Since 9/11: Practical and Theoretical Perspectives” will be held at the University of Texas School of Law on Friday, February 3, 2012. The conference will bring together leading scholars and advocates in civil rights, criminal justice, racial justice, immigration, and national security to discuss legal barriers to constitutional litigation in these arenas.


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.


National Student Loan Expert Heather Jarvis to speak at Public Service Career Fair, January 27, 2012

National student loan expert Heather Jarvis will address public service professionals and students from UT Law and other Texas law schools in the Francis Auditorium on January 27, 2012. She will be presenting “Public Service Loan Forgiveness in Five Easy Steps” during the annual Public Service Career Fair, the largest public service legal job fair in Texas.


Karen Lash, senior counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice, to speak on federal efforts to increase access to justice, November 7, 2011

The University of Texas School of Law’s William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and Career Services Office will present speaker Karen A. Lash, senior counsel for access to justice at the U.S. Department of Justice, on Monday, November 7, 2011, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Sheffield Room (TNH 2.111) at the Law School.


From left to right, Pro Bono Scholars Gwen Vindell, '13 and Meredith Kincaid, '13

National Pro Bono Week at UT Law: Spotlight on the 2011–2012 Pro Bono Scholars

In celebration of National Pro Bono Week (October 23–29), the UT Law Pro Bono Program is pleased to announce that second-year students Meredith Kincaid and Gwen Vindell have been selected to serve as Pro Bono Scholars for the 2011–2012 academic year.


National Pro Bono Week at UT Law: Spotlight on Brandi Weaver, ‘05

In recognition of National Pro Bono Week (October 23–29), the UT Law Pro Bono Program celebrates the pro bono efforts of members of the Law School community. Recently the Pro Bono Program spoke with Brandi Weaver, director of Student Services in the Law School’s Student Affairs Office, about her work representing clients in divorce cases through Volunteer Legal Services.