Bill Whitehurst, ’70, and his wife, Stephanie, recently announced that they will give the University of Texas School of Law $125,000 over the next five years to fund the Whitehurst Public Interest Summer Fellowships program. The Law School’s William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law will administer the program.
Each summer, the Whitehursts will name the fellowships for lawyers they admire in hopes that the recipients will be inspired by the honorees’ work in the public interest. In the program’s inaugural summer, the Whitehursts have named the fellowships in honor of lawyers Chip Brees, Michelle Cheng, Tom Harkness, Eden Harrington, Mack Kidd, and Scott Ozmun.
“Bill and Stephanie Whitehurst are to public interest at UT Law what the North Star once was to mariners at sea: one part inspiration and one part compass,” said Law School Dean Larry Sager. “We have long tried to live up to their high expectations of us. This wonderful gift will bring us closer to meeting those expectations. We are very grateful.”
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