The University of Texas at Austin   School of Law

Main menu:

Summer 2008 - Access to Justice Internship

Harrington, Eden E

Credit Hours: 4 (Pass/Fail)  Course ID: W497P  Unique # 81995


No class meeting information is available for this class.

Exams:  None
Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.
You must take at least one the following classes concurrently:
81880 - Access to Justice Internship

Description
APPLICATION REQUIRED. See Student Affairs Office, TNH 2.117.

UT joins with the Texas Access to Justice Commission and the other law schools in Texas to offer this internship program focused on increasing access to justice in communities without a law school nearby.  Students will receive academic credit for working with non-profit providers of civil legal services to low-income individuals.  Students will be placed across the state in the offices of Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, Lone Star Legal Aid, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid and Texas Civil Rights Project.  Each student will be supervised by an experienced attorney.

The internship program includes 7-12 weeks of full-time work at a placement, a two day orientation training in Austin, a final class in Houston, written assignments and online classes.  Students will receive 5 pass/fail credits:  1 credit for the class and 4 credits for the internship.

The Texas Access to Justice Commission will provide a stipend to UT Law students to help defray their unusual living expenses for this out-of-town internship.  Only 3 students from each law school will be selected.

For more information, please see:  www.utexas.edu/law/academics/centers/publicinterest/atjintern/.

Related Course Areas