Cate Byrne

Scholar Justice Center Student Advisory Board Criminal Law / Post-Conviction
Class of 2025

Cate is interested in all things public defense. She spent her first summer working at the Federal Community Defender for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania's Capital Habeas Unit, will spend her second summer working on the ACLU of Texas’ Smart Justice team, and is currently enrolled in the Capital Punishment Clinic. She is on the executive boards of G.R.I.T.S. (Getting Radical in the South) and the Public Interest Law Association, and serves as an Articles Editor for the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights. Cate believes strongly in the power of community and is always ready to answer questions about how her peers can become more involved with the numerous public interest opportunities at Texas Law and in the greater Austin community. She can be reached at