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Post-Doctoral Fellow

Looking for a post-doctoral fellowship? We're hiring! Join the Deason Center team and study rural criminal legal systems as part of our Country Justice project.

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Rural Summer Extern

*This application period is now closed.*

The Deason Center’s Summer Externship Program offers students a 10-week criminal law externship in small, tribal, or rural (STAR) communities in Texas. Externs will hone their legal skills and develop valuable mentorship relationships, while gaining first-hand experience in the challenges and rewards of working in a STAR community.

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Deason Scholar

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The Center is accepting applications for the 2021-2022 Deason Scholars Program. This program offers undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to research, write, and advocate about emerging issues in criminal justice policy and reform. Scholars work closely with Deason Center faculty and staff on selected projects in the areas of public defense, prosecutorial discretion, and STAR (small, tribal, and rural) criminal justice.