Texas Law Fellowships (TLF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that sponsors public interest fellowships for students at the University of Texas School of Law. Every year since 1988, TLF has raised money from the UT community, from Austin businesses, and from the legal field to fund public-interest fellowships for UT law students.
The TLF Mission Statement proclaims that no legal education is complete unless it instills in students an obligation to contribute to the public good in exchange for the privilege of practicing law. We strive to create an environment at the University of Texas School of Law in which students can fully, effectively and easily serve the public interest. This mandate has produced two distinct goals: The promotion of public interest through fundraising and providing fellowships to students who work in a public interest internship and would otherwise not receive adequate financial compensation. Working in conjunction with other public interest law groups both within the law school community as well as in the legal community at large to draw attention to public interest law issues and recognize the importance of public interest law to society.
ParticipateTLF's Fall Auction and Spring Pledge Drive are driven by student participation and contributions. Come out in the Fall to bid on fun, community-contributed items and gift cards and on once-in-a-school-year opportunities to spend time with your professors outside of the classroom. In the Spring, donate to TLF to get cool gear and vote for your fellowship-seeking friends.
Join the TLF Board
1LsEach Fall, first-year students are invited to run for Section Representative positions on the TLF board. Section Representatives are elected by their classmates and play a crucial role in TLF's activities and fundraising. Many Section Reps continue to serve on the TLF Board of Directors after their 1L years. If you are interested in getting involved as a 1L, email us.
2Ls and 3LsThe TLF Board of Directors is selected each Spring by the outgoing 3L members of the previous board. Any student can apply—look for applications in late March or early April. Or, if you missed the application period but think you have something valuable to contribute to the Board, email us.
2016 Fall Auction
The Fall Auction is right around the corner! This year the Fall Auction will be held at Hotel Vegas on Thursday, October 20th. Doors open...Read More
Announcing the 2016-17 Board of Directors
We are pleased to announce the 2016-17 Board of Directors for Texas Law Fellowships: President – Paige Duggins Vice President – Michael Upshaw Secretary – Mollie Williams Treasurer – Josiah Clarke...Read More
2016 Excellence in Public Interest Awards
The Excellence in Public Interest Awards recognizes and appreciates members of the community for their dedication, commitment, and outstanding contributions to the field of public...Read More
Apply for TLF’s 2016-17 Board!
Texas Law Fellowships is currently accepting applications for the 2016–2017 Board of Directors. Are you interested in promoting public interest law among your classmates? Do...Read More
Summer 2016 Fellowship Recipients
This year, thanks to the outstanding support of The University of Texas School of Law students, faculty, and staff and the surrounding legal community, Texas...Read More
Pledge Drive 2016 – Donate and Vote for Fellows!
Texas Law Fellowship’s annual Pledge Drive begins today! Donate $25 or more and have the chance to vote for up to six applicants to receive...Read More