Cassandra McCrae

Featured Alumni Scholar Environment / Animal Defense Judicial Clerkship
Class of 2014
Cassandra McCrae

"My time at Texas Law exceeded my expectations in large part due to the support I received through the Equal Justice Scholarship. Beyond financial assistance, the scholarship connected me to Texas Law’s incredible network of public interest oriented advocates and scholars. I found the support and advice of our public interest network to be an invaluable part of my education. This scholarship importantly reflects Texas Law’s commitment to public interest work; a commitment I am honored to share."

Cassandra McCrae is a senior attorney with Earthjustice's Clean Energy Program based in Philadelphia. Immediately after graduating from Texas Law, she clerked with Chief Judge Robert C. Chambers of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia and then with Justice Rebeca Huddle of the First Court of Appeals in Houston. Following the clerkships, she worked as a staff attorney with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid in El Paso focusing on environmental justice.

At Texas Law, she was an active member of the Public Interest Law Association, OUTLaw, and the Justice Center's student advisory board, and was Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Environmental Law Journal and a Teaching Quizmaster. She participated in the Transnational Worker Rights Clinic, Environmental Clinic, and Civil Rights Clinic, as well as the Pro Bono Program’s winter break trip to the Texas Rio Grande Valley. During the summers, she interned with Earthjustice in Tallahassee, Florida and Midwest Environmental Advocates in Madison, Wisconsin.