How to Apply for the Center for Women in Law Scholarships and Fellowship

Texas Law students who are 2Ls, 3Ls, or LLMs – and who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing women’s issues and gender parity – are eligible for the Lisa Atlas Genecov and Dr. Jeffrey S. Genecov Endowed Presidential Scholarship and the Wayne B. Duddlesten, Sr./Center for Women in Law Endowment for Excellence Fellowship.

To apply, please submit the following by 5pm CST Friday, June 14, 2024:

  1. Cover page with name and contact information, including UT EID, email address, and the name of the scholarship/fellowship program. (Applicants who wish to apply for both the Atlas Genecov Scholarship and the Duddlesten Fellowship may submit one application and should clearly indicate on the cover page that they are applying to both.)

  2. Resume.

  3. Personal statement describing past/current commitment to women’s leadership and career goals following law school (not longer than one page, double-spaced).

  4. One or two letters of recommendation from someone familiar with the applicant's commitment to women’s leadership. Signed letters of recommendation should be submitted by the recommender as an email attachment. They must be received by the June 14th deadline. (Please note the Center for Women in Law does not have access to letters of recommendation in the Admissions Office's files.)

  5. If applying for Duddlesten Fellowship, please submit law school transcript.

  6. If applying for Duddlesten Fellowship, please submit brief description of existing education-related debt and plans for financing cost of law school.

Finalists may be asked to appear for Zoom interview during the week of June 24, 2024.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Applications should be emailed, mailed, or hand-delivered to:

Valerie Esparza

Center for Women in Law

The University of Texas School of Law

727 E. Dean Keeton Street

Townes Hall 3.119C

Austin, TX 78705

We prefer applications submitted by email. If submitting by mail or by hand delivery, please print on plain, single-sided paper.