"I’m excited to have the William Wayne Justice Center supporting me through my law school journey. While things do look a little different due to the pandemic, I am able to access guidance and care from faculty, staff and other students in new and creative ways."
Alyse Munrose participates in the Justice Center student advisory board and is a board member of the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society and Law Students for Black Lives. As a 1L, she volunteered for the Parole Project, a pro bono project that assists women who are incarcerated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to prepare a parole packet to submit to the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole. As a 2L, she was events director for Law Students for Black Lives and participated in the Children’s Rights Clinic. As a 3L, she serves as co-director of Law Students for Black Lives and participates in the Disability Rights Clinic.
Alyse spent the summer after her 1L year working with the Trial Division of the Travis County Attorney's Office and the Texas Judicial Commission on Mental Health. The summer after her 2L year, she worked as a law clerk focused on family law cases at Cofer & Connelly, an Austin-based law firm. She also prepared for trial with the Children’s Rights Clinic. Following graduation, she will work at Cofer & Connelly on family law cases and taking appointments on the child welfare docket.
Alyse graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Social Work. As an undergraduate, she was a social work intern with the Law School’s Children’s Rights Clinic. After college, she worked for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services as a Child Protective Services conservatorship caseworker focusing on families whose children are involved in both the child protection process and the juvenile justice system. She is interested in pursuing a career in children’s rights.