PB in J works in concert with the Pro Bono program to organize and facilitate a service trip during the winter break to provide legal assistance to underserved communities. PB in J’s vision is that through these trips, UT Law students will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful pro bono work.
Past trip projects have engaged students in law-related work such as interviewing, surveying, hosting legal clinics, drafting, researching, and more. In the past two years students have traveled to the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and worked in collaboration with South Texas Pro Bar, South Texas Civil Rights Project, and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. In 2012, PBinJ plans to return to the Valley to work with these and other organizations.
The application is open to all UT Law students, but space is limited. To apply, submit a completed Application and Trip Commitment form, 1-page essay, and resume to the Justice Center (CCJ 1.324) by 4:30 pm on Friday, November 2, 2012. The application will be available on this website on October 22, 2012.
While a few projects in the Valley must be staffed by Spanish-speakers, Spanish ability is NOT a requirement to participate.