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April 18, 2007

Contacts: Eden Harrington, Director of the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, UT Law, 512-232-7068, eharrington@law.utexas.edu, or Kirston Fortune, Assistant Dean for Communications, (512) 471.7330 or kfortune@law.utexas.edu.

Graduating Law Students Receive University Co-op Public Interest Awards

AUSTIN, Texas—Six students at The University of Texas School of Law have been awarded University Co-op Public Interest Awards in honor of their extraordinary commitment to public service.

This annual award honors graduating law students for work in non-profit, government or legislative sectors and for pro bono legal and other volunteer activities. Each student will receive a $5,000 award made possible by a grant from the University Co-op, and administered by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law at the Law School.

The students will also be recognized at the University Co-op Awards for Excellence in Graduate Education banquet on Wednesday, May 16.

“We are delighted to honor these outstanding graduating students. They are dedicated to the highest callings of our profession–serving the public and increasing access to justice for underserved individuals and communities,” said Professor Eden Harrington, director of the Justice Center at UT Law. “We commend them for their commitment to public service and are pleased to be able to recognize their many contributions to the Law School and the public interest field.”

The following students have received University Co-op Public Interest Awards for 2007:

About the University Co-op:

The University Co-op is a not-for-profit corporation owned by the students, faculty and staff of The University of Texas at Austin. In 2005–2006, the University Co-op provided UT with over $4 million in gifts and rebates.

Related Links:

University Co-op:
www.universitycoop.com

University Co-op Public Interest Awards for Graduating Law Students:
http://www.utexas.edu/law/centers/publicinterest/activities/studentawards.html

William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law:
http://www.utexas.edu/law/centers/publicinterest/