The Texas Wesleyan Law Fellowship is a student run organization that allows students to help many local attorneys and legal programs that are dedicated to providing free or low cost legal services to people in the Dallas Fort Worth community who would otherwise be unable to afford them. Our annual student-faculty Auction and Fool’s Night are the Fellowship’s largest fundraisers. Every dollar raised helps fund students’ living expenses while they work in the public interest sector during the summer months.
Due to a limited amount of funds, we require all students that are interested in receiving a fellowship to apply and go through a selection process. The applications will be available at the start of the spring semester under the Fellowship Procedures/Application link under Related Links.
The Fellowship also hosts Public Interest Week during the spring semester. Several of agencies will be at the school looking for students to work for them over the summer. Additional placements are found on the Equal Justice Works page on the main Texas Wesleyan School of Law website. All of the employers at Public Interest week and on the Pro Bono page are acceptable placements for those applying for a fellowship. If you would like to work at the DA’s office and apply for a fellowship, only two placements at the DA’s office are acceptable – the Family Violence Unit and the Crimes against Children Unit.
We encourage everyone interested to apply. We awarded more than $65,000 in fellowships last year. Public Interest Week will be Jan. 30 - Feb. 1. Please attend the events, especially Equal Justice Day on Wednesday, Feb. 1, to learn more about work in the public interest sector.
If you have any questions, please contact Robyn Murrell at RobynLMurrell@yahoo.com.
Texas Wesleyan Law Fellowship