Previous Events

  1. Jessica Brand, Founder and Co-Director of the Wren Collective, an organization which advises and consults on criminal justice issues, and Trudy Strassburger, the Deputy District Attorney of Travis County, will discuss the concept of “Progressive Prosecution” as well specific policies and practices of the Travis County District Attorney's Office.
  2. An event for new and returning Texas Law students exploring lawyering for social change.
  3. Lara Bazelon, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Criminal Juvenile Justice Clinic and the Racial Justice Clinic at University of San Francisco School of Law, discussed life after exoneration and the idea of restorative justice.
  4. Clarence Moses El was wrongfully convicted and served 28 years in prison. He and his attorney will discuss the experience and its implications for criminal justice policy today.
  5. The Budd Innocence Center hosted Tucker Carrington, Director of the George C. Cochran Innocence Project at the University of Mississippi School of Law and Radley Balko of The Washington Post, co-authors of "The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South." 
  6. An event for new students exploring lawyering for social change, including a keynote by Blake Stroud (Executive Director of the Arch City Defenders in St. Louis), a student/alumni panel, and opportunities to connect with like-minded students, faculty, staff and attorneys.