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Policy Attorney

Looking for a Policy Attorney job? Passionate about criminal justice reform? We are hiring! Join the Deason Center team and work on implementing the Center's two-year campaign to challenge delayed and uncounseled first appearances and eliminate prolonged post-arrest delays in the filing of formal chargesA Juris Doctor is required for this position.

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Senior Policy Attorney

Looking for a Senior Policy Attorney job? Passionate about criminal justice reform? We are hiring! Join the Deason Center team and lead the Center's two-year campaign to challenge delayed and uncounseled first appearances and eliminate prolonged post-arrest delays in the filing of formal charges. A Juris Doctor is required for this position.

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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

*This application period is now closed.*

 

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.