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March 02, 2004

Press Contact: Kirston Fortune, UT Law Communications, (512) 471.7330
Press and Event Contacts: Texas Law Fellowships, Kristi Couvillon or Sonali Mehta

TLF Pledge Drive for Summer Public Interest Fellowships, March 8 - 26

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Law Fellowships at The University of Texas School of Law will hold its annual pledge drive from March 8-12 and March 22-26. The organization's goal is to raise at least $100,000 to fund summer 2004 fellowships for students employed in the public interest field.

The highlights of the pledge drive include opportunities for students to throw pies at their favorite professors and administrators in a pie booth on Tues., March 23, as well as a celebration party on the final day of pledge drive, Fri., March 26. This year's party will be held at Oslo at 301 W. Sixth St., at the corner of Sixth Street and Lavaca.

TLF members will be accepting pledges during the weeks of March 8 and March 22 from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. in the Law School atrium. Anyone who pledges $25 or more will be able to vote for up to six students to receive funding to work at public interest law internships this summer. Students will also receive generous professor incentives for donating, such as parties thrown by professors to reward high participation, or days without being called on in class for those who pledge. Voting will also be available 24 hours a day online through PayPal, which can be accessed through the Texas Law Fellowships website at www.texaslawfellowships.org.

For more information, email Kristi Couvillon at kristicouvillon@yahoo.com or Sonali Mehta at goldsprouts@hotmail.com, TLF board members and pledge drive co-chairs.