Lawson Konvalinka

Career Counselor

Counseling specialties: Public Interest and Public Defenders
Lawson advises students considering careers in public interest law. He creates materials and presents panels and workshops on public interest-related topics and coordinates the Public Service Expo along with Rachel Quiroz. Lawson earned his B.S. in Human and Organization Development with honors from Vanderbilt University in 2006 and his J.D. with high honors from The University of Texas School of Law in 2011. While attending Texas Law, Lawson was on the William Wayne Justice Center Student Advisory Board, a member of the Texas Law Review, and participated in the Capital Punishment, Housing, and Immigration Clinics. After law school, Lawson clerked for the Honorable Andrew S. Hanen on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas before working at two legal aid offices. At the Montana Legal Services Association, he worked on foreclosure prevention and consumer law issues. At Colorado Legal Services, he worked in the Migrant Farm Worker Division representing clients with employment, immigration, and civil rights matters. Most recently, Lawson was an associate at Grant Konvalinka & Harrison, P.C. in Chattanooga, TN where he was engaged in criminal defense and prison litigation, along with a general civil practice.


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