T exas Law Fellowships is a student-run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides fellowships to UT Law students who spend their summers doing unpaid public interest work. We raise most of the money for these fellowships during the Fall Auction and Spring Pledge Drive, but you can donate at any time using PayPal.
What your money buys.
The money raised by TLF goes straight to funding public interest fellowships. Each dollar you donate helps three sets of people: A worthy public interest organization gets help it desperately needs; people who can’t afford legal services get free assistance; and UT Law students get valuable real-world legal experience in a tough legal market.
Who gets the fellowships.
After we identify how many fellowships are available, we sort the candidates by the number of votes received. Two thirds of all fellowships are awarded by membership vote. A committee selects the remaining one third of fellowship recipients based on each applicant’s commitment to public service. We then grant as many fellowships as we can, awarding them based on voting results.
Pledge Drive 2016 Donations:
After donating via paypal, you MUST fill out the form available here in order to receive credit for your donation and receive access to vote for applicants.
Online Voting Process:
At the end of each day this week, those who have donated $25 or more will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org giving them access to vote for applicants. Please add this email address to your contacts or keep an eye on your spam folder.