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The Texas Civil Rights Project (TCRP) would like to sponsor a law student who is graduating in 2017, or recent law graduate, for a post-graduate fellowship through the University of Texas School of Law William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law. TCRP is open to range of projects in any of our three main issue areas: voting rights, criminal justice reform, and racial and economic justice. This year, we will give priority to applicants with an interest in immigrant rights, strong Spanish language skills, and a willingness to work from our Rio Grande Valley office in Alamo, Texas.
Interested applicants should submit a resume and short cover letter explaining their interest in working with TCRP and any fellowship ideas to Megan Garcia at email@example.com. We will be moving quickly choose a fellowship candidate to sponsor and to work with the candidate to shape a dynamic project proposal and competitive application. Applicants are encouraged to submit materials as soon as possible and no later than Feb. 1, 2017.
TCRP’s Criminal Justice Reform Program works to bring about systemic change through impact litigation and strategic advocacy aimed at dismantling the underlying causes and ameliorating the effects of mass incarceration in Texas. With a prison population of approximately 140,000, Texas locks up more people than any other state. Imposition of fees and fines and failure to appoint counsel at early stages of the criminal justice system perpetuate mass incarceration in Texas and disproportionately impact poor persons and communities of color. Inhumane conditions of confinement deprive inmates of meaningful mental healthcare and rehabilitative opportunities, which exacerbates the problem.
The Criminal Justice Reform Program Director will be responsible for developing and implementing the Program’s vision and core priorities, managing its overall caseload, supervising a team of legal and paralegal staff, and working collaboratively with that team to develop and litigate cases. Through this work, the Director will become a leading advocate in the movement to end mass incarceration in Texas.