Fellowships

O ur fellows devote their summers working for public interest or government organizations that, without external funding, would not be able to afford to hire legal interns. The organizations they work for range from the U.S. Department of Justice to Texas RioGrande Legal Aid.

TLF Fellow McGuire

Sponsored summer work spans the political spectrum, from FIRE to the ACLU. TLF sends students to work throughout the state of Texas, across the country, and abroad. Organizations interested in hosting a TLF Fellow should contact the UT School of Law Career Services Organization to discuss posting jobs or interviewing UT students. Any UT student who secures a position with a qualified organization is eligible for funding.

Thanks to the generous support of the UT Law and Austin legal community, TLF was able to fund all twenty-eight fellowship candidates for the summer of 2013! We’re pleased to announce the following recipients:

Wilburn Fellow

  •  Environment Texas Research and Policy Center • Jeavon Ehler, 2L

McKool Fellow

  • Texas State Pharmacy Board, Texas Education Agency • Lia Powers, 2L

Hagans Fellows

  • Attorney General of Texas—Shared Parenting Program • Sarah Bryant, 2L
  • Cook County Public Guardian’s Office • Marsha Perez, 2L
  • Disability Rights Texas • Tyler Rutherford, 2L
  • Federal Communications Commission—Office of Inspector General • Kristen Monkhouse, 2L
  • Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Northern District of Texas • Philip Harris, 2L
  • Harris County District Attorney • Kenneth Bier, 2L
  • Harris County District Attorney • Stephanie  Matherne , 2L
  • Harris County District Attorney • Sage Stone, 2L
  • Knox County Public Defender—Community Law Office • Sara Schaefer, 2L
  • United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas • Willis Chambers, 2L
  • United States Citizenship and Immigration Services • Karen Baker, 2L
  • United States Department of Energy—Office of the General Counsel • Lindsay Blumenthal, 2L
  • United States Department of Justice—Disability Rights Section • Julia Quinn, 2L
  • United States Department of State—Bureau of Legislative Affairs • Julie  Crocker, 2L

TLF Fellows

  • Catholic Charities • Alexandra Gutierrez, 1L 
  • Congressman Beto O’Rourke • Ana Martinez, 1L
  • Disability Rights Texas • Karly Peterson, 1L
  • Disability Rights Texas • Rikka Strong, 1L
  • International Justice Mission • Joey Piorkowski, 1L
  • Texas Civil Rights Project • Jessica Johnson, 1L
  • United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California • Christopher Larson, 1L
  • United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas • Nikki Lockhart, 1L
  • United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas • Chen Zhang, 1L
  • United States Citizenship and Immigration Services • Andrea Meza, 1L
  • United States Department of Energy—Office of the General Counsel • James Babikian, 1L
  • Washington Defender Association • Nora Gay, 1L

 

Past Fellowship Recipients