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May 3, 2005

Press Contacts:
Jodi Bart, UT Law Communications, (512) 471-7330, or Tina Fernandez, UT Law Career Services, (512) 232-1159.

Five UT Law Students Selected for 2005 Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Program

AUSTIN, Texas — Five students at The University of Texas School of Law will spend the summer interning with nonprofit public interest law organizations across the U.S. as part of the Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Program.

The 2005 Summer Corps participants are first-year and second-year law students from 113 law schools across the country. Students will provide critically needed legal assistance to low-income or underserved communities in 39 states. They will also gain first-hand experience and lawyering skills in areas such as client intake, individual representation, and legal research and writing.

Each student will receive a $1,000 education award voucher through this AmeriCorps-funded program. The five students from UT Law are among 250 participants nationwide.

The following students were selected for the 2005 Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Program:

Equal Justice Works was founded in 1986 by law students dedicated to working for equal justice on behalf of underserved communities and causes. Today, Equal Justice Works is the national leader in creating summer and postgraduate public interest opportunities for law students and lawyers, as well as in urging more public interest programming at law schools.