The Diversity Fellowship to The University of Texas School of Law's Nonprofit Organizations Institute was created to encourage diversity and participation in the tax-exempt organizations practice of law by introducing 1st, 2nd and 3rd year law students to the practice area, providing opportunities for mentorship, and creating a network of law students interested in pursuing the practice. 
A one-year fellowship will be awarded to up to ten recipients that allows for in-person attendance to The University of Texas School of Law’s 39th Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute on January 12-14, 2022 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, TX. The Institute is a continuing legal and professional education conference that brings together nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance, and government to discuss the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations. 
Additionally, the fellowship allows recipients to be matched with a practitioner “mentor” during the 2 1/2 day Institute, and provides the opportunity for one to two additional online connections with their mentors and fellowship cohort within the year.

Fellowship Details

The Diversity Fellowship Program Includes:
  • Registration to The University of Texas School of Law’s Nonprofit Organizations Fundamentals program (1/2 day on Wednesday afternoon, January 12) AND registration to the 39th Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute (all day Thursday and Friday, January 13-14). NOTE: Registration includes continental breakfast on Thursday and Friday, lunch on Thursday and Friday, and a networking reception on Thursday evening.
  • Travel to and from Austin (adhering to travel policies and restrictions governed by the University).
  • Hotel for up to three nights at the conference hotel.
  • Special Wednesday Opening Lunch and Presentation for the class of fellowship recipients—to meet assigned mentors and other fellowship recipients, to learn more about the tax-exempt organizations practice area and ask questions of mentors/speakers, and to hear what to expect over the following days.
  • Special Wednesday Evening Dinner following the half-day Nonprofit Organizations Fundamentals program for the class of fellowship recipients and their assigned mentors.
  • Special Friday Morning Breakfast for the class of fellowship recipients and their assigned mentors.
  • One to two post-Institute opportunities within the year for online connection or networking presentations with mentors and/or fellowship cohort.  
Application Deadline is October 15, 2021
For questions or additional information, please contact Joanna Jefferson at