Public Interest Law Fellowship

The Texas A&M Law Fellowship is a student-run organization devoted to raising awareness of the need for dedicated legal professionals in the public sector. Our fellowship program funds internships for deserving students who perform public-interest work​ with organizations and attorneys providing crucial legal services to those in need.

Furthermore, the program exemplifies Texas A&M School of Law’s core value of selfless service as students give back to the community while also gaining practical legal experience. 

For the Summer of 2019 we awarded more than $55,000 in fellowship to 22 Law Fellows. These fellowships enabled our students to serve in various cities across Texas including Fort Worth, Dallas, Austin, Galveston, and Houston, to name a few locales. Our fellowships are awarded during the spring ​semester for the summer. We encourage all interested students to apply.

Traditionally, the annual student and faculty auction funded the fellowships. Every dollar raised helped fund students’ living expenses while they work in the public interest sector during the summer. Those auctions laid a foundation for us to do something bolder. In Spring 2014, we began the tradition of the Law Fellowship ​Gala and Auction.

This year, we are proud to announce the Law Fellowship Gala and Auction will be January 25, 2020 at City Club Fort Worth. Sponsorships are available. Tickets on sale now. The on-campus silent auction will be held January 20-24, 2020.

The gala will include a cocktail hour, both silent and live auctions, as well as an opportunity to hear from some of the Law Fellows themselves about their experiences. This event not only raises money for fellowships, but also serves as an opportunity for students to professionally ​network with local attorneys and community leaders.

The funds raised will be used for the ​2020 summer ​fellowships, enabling more students to assist public interest legal programs and attorneys. Your generous ​support of the Law Fellowship ultimately helps these programs serve a part of the community who otherwise would be unable to afford such services. Your can support the Law Fellowship by becoming a sponsor, providing a gift-in-kind for the auction, making a monetary donation, or simply purchasing a ticket to attend the Gala & Auction. 

The Law Fellowship also hosts Public Interest Week during the spring semester. Several of the 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 A&M University 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.

In short, we raise funds to support our Fellows to serve Texas, we raise awareness of public interest law, and put students in a place to network professionally. All with the help and support of our community.

We hope to see you at the 20​20 Gala!

Texas A&M Law Fellowship