Excellence in Public Interest Awards

The Excellence in Public Interest Awards (EPIA) are awarded to students, professors, public interest attorneys, and private attorneys who have made outstanding contributions in the field of public interest law.

2017 EPIA Recipients

PUBLIC INTEREST ATTORNEY
Trudy Strassburger

PRIVATE ATTORNEY
Becky Beaver

FACULTY
Raoul Schonemann

STUDENT
Lochlin Rosen and Cristian Sanchez

2016 EPIA Recipients

PUBLIC INTEREST ATTORNEY
Claire Marie Bow

PRIVATE ATTORNEY
Chris Perri and Paul Quinzi

FACULTY
Chris Roberts

STUDENT
Bryan Zubay

2015 EPIA Recipients

PUBLIC INTEREST ATTORNEY
Betty Balli Torres

PRIVATE ATTORNEY
Christine Wood, Jack Carnegie, and John Hagan

FACULTY
Ranjana Natarajan

STUDENT
Nora Gay

2014 EPIA Recipients

PUBLIC INTEREST ATTORNEY
Brian McGiverin

PRIVATE ATTORNEY
Pete Schenkkan

FACULTY
Heather K. Way

STUDENT
Kali Cohn

2013 EPIA Recipients

PUBLIC INTEREST ATTORNEY
David Hinojosa (MALDEF)

PRIVATE ATTORNEY
Virginia Raymond

FACULTY
Michele Deitch

STUDENT
Megan Sheffield

2012 EPIA Recipients

PUBLIC INTEREST ATTORNEY
Ian Spechler (Disability Rights Texas)

PRIVATE ATTORNEY
David Gonzalez (Sumpter & Gonzalez)

FACULTY
William P. Allison & Patricia Cummings

STUDENT
Jordan Pollock

2011 EPIA Recipients

PUBLIC INTEREST ATTORNEY
Deborah Fowler (Texas Appleseed)

PRIVATE ATTORNEY
David Weiser (Kator, Parks, & Weiser, PLLC)

FACULTY
William Forbath

STUDENTS
Adriana Rodriguez & Susannah Volpe

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