"The Equal Justice Scholarship immediately plugged me into an unparalleled network of law students, professors, lawyers, and administrators who have proven to be an incredibly valuable source of support both academically and professionally. I am honored to be a member of the public interest community at the University of Texas."
Chris Larson is a staff attorney and lead of the employment practice team at Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas (LANWT), where he helps low wage workers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area overcome legal barriers to economic success. In his first year at LANWT, he was a Texas Law-funded G. Rollie White Trust Fellow in Public Interest Law. His fellowship project focused on helping workers obtain or regain occupational licenses and representing victims of wage theft, discrimination, and other workplace violations. Immediately after graduating from Texas Law, Chris clerked for Magistrate Judge Stephen Wm. Smith of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, in Houston.
At Texas Law, Chris was the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Criminal Law and a research assistant for Professor Joseph Fishkin. He participated in the Transnational Worker Rights Clinic and the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic, as well as the Pro Bono Program's 2013 winter break trip to the Texas Rio Grande Valley. He was a summer intern with the Civil Litigation Division of the United States Attorney's Office in Los Angeles and the Washington Lawyers' Committee's Equal Employment Opportunity Project in Washington, D.C.