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Fellow Profile: Joey Piorkowski

Dear TLF Donors, Thank you so much for donating to Texas Law Fellowships. Because of your donation I had the opportunity to travel to the Philippines and work with an international human rights organization (International Justice Mission – IJM) to assist in the prosecution of perpetrators of sex-trafficking. During my two month internship I provided [...]

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Fellow Profile: Marsha Perez

Dear TLF Donors, My summer internships in Illinois and Texas were profound. Aside from basking in the perfect weather of a Chicago summer, I led hearings before the bench, attended numerous mediations, completed rigorous child protection trainings, and represented the most worthy clients a lawyer could have: kids. Because of your assistance, I was also [...]

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Fellow Profile: Nora Gay

Dear TLF Donors, Thank you for granting me a Texas Law Fellowship for this recent summer. I had the opportunity to intern with the Washington Defender Association in Seattle, Washington, which I otherwise would not have had the financial resources for without the assistance of TLF. I so appreciate the work that TLF does to [...]

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Fellow Profile: Christopher Larson

To the generous Texas Law Fellowship donors: This past summer I worked for the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles.  In just three months, I had the opportunity to work on a diverse array of cases ranging from administrative law and constitutional tort suits to employment discrimination and Freedom of [...]

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Fellow Profile: Karen Baker

Dear TLF Donors, Thank you very much for your support of Texas Law Fellowships. I recently completed my clerkship at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in Houston, Texas and will soon begin my third year of law school. Over the course of my time at USCIS, I had the opportunity to participate in a [...]

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Fellow Profile: Kenneth Bier

Dear TLF Donors, My name is Kenneth Bier – I am a 3rd year student at UT Law. I am writing this letter to express my gratitude for your donations to Texas Law Fellowships this year. Through your donations, I have been able to complete my internship at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office in [...]

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Fellow Profile: Stephanie Matherne

Dear TLF Donors, Thank you for your incredibly generous donation to Texas Law Fellowships. I was fortunate to receive a summer fellowship from your donation, and this allowed me to pursue public interest work this summer that I would not have otherwise been able to pursue. This summer, I worked for the Harris County District [...]

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Fellow Profiles: Andrea Meza

Dear Donor, I would like to thank you for your generous contribution to Texas Law Fellowships and for supporting law students interested in public interest work. As you may or may not know, summer work is crucial training time for law students. It is an opportunity to learn how to do the public interest work [...]

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TLF Fellow of the Month: Abby Anna Batko-Taylor

Travis County Mental Health Public Defender The Travis County Mental Health Public Defender office provides legal representation to indigent mentally ill misdemeanor defendants in Travis County. Much of their work extends beyond legal representation to providing long-term support for clients to enable them to access medication, housing, and other services. The office has been in [...]

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TLF Fellow of the Month: Deanna Markowitz

Texas Defender Service Texas Defender Service is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that represents prisoners on Texas’ death row in their post-conviction proceedings. This summer I worked with Texas Defender Service in Austin and learned from and worked with experienced death penalty attorneys. I had the opportunity to be involved with the representation of prisoners on [...]

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