Join TCRP in using legal advocacy to empower Texas communities and create policy change!


Our law clerks are a critical part of the TCRP family. Law clerks assist our attorneys with every aspect of our work, from investigating potential cases, crafting strategic advocacy plans and preparing complaints to assisting with discovery, briefing dispositive motions and trying cases in federal and state court.


Past law clerks have come from schools all over the country and constitute an impressive alumni network. Our law clerks enjoy significant responsibility and routinely report high levels of satisfaction. We accept clerks during the school year as well as for the summer.

“With the guidance of the top­notch attorneys at TCRP, I have gained invaluable litigation experience that I will carry with me for the rest of my legal career.” ­ Iya Tan, Fall 2015
“It has been a true honor to have been entrusted with significant, impactful legal work involving a wide array of social issues including mysterious prison deaths, highly suspect governmental hiring practices, and refugee families imprisoned like criminals en masse.” ­ Roger Topham, Fall 2015

Summer 2018 Law Clerkship Opportunities


TCRP is seeking positive, motivated, balanced, well-organized individuals to serve as our law clerks for the 2018 summer semester.  TCRP is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic team and women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. We ask that students commit to at least 400 hours of work over the course of the summer. We have opportunities available at all of our 5 offices across Texas (Austin, Dallas, Houston, Alamo, and El Paso).


To apply for a TCRP clerkship, please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position as well as your location preference (Austin, El Paso, Houston, North Texas or South Texas) to Our deadline for summer applications is January 10, 2018. We plan to make our decisions by mid-February 2018.


TCRP is an equal opportunity organization that welcomes all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, physical ability, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, previous incarceration, veteran status, union membership or activism, or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal law.

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