Past Fellows

Our 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 fellowship candidates for the summer of 2017! We’re pleased to announce the following recipients:

TLF 2017 Recipients

Named Fellowships

American Constitution Society

Laura Mahler – Felony Unit at the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Eastern District of California

American Journal of Criminal Law

Paul Adamski – Travis County District Attorney’s Office

David C. Frederick

Leah Rodriguez – RAICES

Delta Theta Phi International Law Fraternity

Gregorio Flores – Harris County Public Defender’s Office

The Federalist Society

Landon Campbell – Hays County Criminal District Attorney’s Office

Hispanic Bar Association of Austin

Sarah “Colleen” Tennent – Equal Justice Center

Anna Kochut – Equal Justice Center

Jordan and Carol Steiker

Mihret Getabicha – New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP)


Ashley Craythorne – Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights

Public Interest Law Association

Zimei Fan – Office of New York Attorney General, Consumer Fraud Investigation & Prosecution

Texas Business Law Society

Tommy Garber – Securities and Exchange Commission’s Enforcement Division in New York

Sanghoon Kim – Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid – Eagle Pass

Texas International Law Journal

Jung Koo – Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid – Eagle Pass

Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights

Edward Cannon – Disability Rights Texas

Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law

Jori Reilly-Diakun – U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental and Natural Resources Division (ENRD), Natural Resource Section (NRS) in Washington, D.C.

Alexandra Jones-Lafont – Lone Star Legal Aid’s Disaster Relief Team in Houston

Texas Law Review

Anne Derrig – Legal Aid Foundation of Chicago in the Children & Families Division

Thurgood Marshall Legal Society

Eyad Saqr – ACLU of Texas Houston office

Texas Review of Litigation

Ashley Bergfield – Naval Justice School (JAG) and the Texas Solicitor General’s office

Texas Review of Law and Politics

Laurie Jackson – Travis County District Attorney’s Office

Women’s Law Caucus

Sophie Kivett – Legal Aid Society Immigration Law Unit in New York City

Sarah Gohary – Juvenile Services Program of the Public Defender Service for the District of Colombia

Becky Walker – State of Alaska Department of Law in the Child Protection Section

General Sponsorship

Joshua Brody – D.C. Public Defender Service – Civil Litigation Division

Liza Liberman – Dallas County District Attorney’s Office

Nichole Montalbano – Travis County District Attorney’s Office

Price Anderson – Dallas Public Defender / USAO NDTX

Ashtyn Gillie – Texas Fair Defense Project (TFDP)

Cody Combs – Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Principal Legal Advisor for Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Orlando, Florida

Samantha Whitehead – Comal County District Attorney’s Office / Texas Education Agency

David Engleman – Louisiana Capital Assistance Center

Chloe McGrath – San Diego County Office of the Primary Public Defender

Taylor Loynd – Disability Rights Texas

Patrick Sellars – D.C. Public Defender Service

Julie Wilson – Department of Justice Antitrust Division / NYU’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice

Thales Smith – Office of the Attorney General of Texas / Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Samantha Sandfort – Wildlife Law Program at Friends of Animals

Michael Schattle – US Attorney’s Office in Tyler, TX / Texas Attorney General’s Office in Austin

Past Fellowship Recipients