Crystal Tran

Disability / Health / Education
Class of 2024

Following graduation, Crystal Tran will work as an Equal Justice Works fellow at Texas Appleseed in Austin, advocating for K-12 students facing truancy charges in Texas through direct representation, impact litigation, and policy recommendations. Her EJW fellowship is funded by Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. 

 At Texas Law, Crystal was involved in Law Students for Black Lives, Change It Up! (Texas Law’s annual social justice orientation), GRITS (the student led Getting Radical in the South conference), the Public Interest Law Association, and the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights. As a Pipeline Scholar with the Texas Law Pipeline Program, she created and implemented interactive legal lessons on topics such as educational equity and workers’ rights in Eastside and Akins high schools. She also worked as a research assistant to Professor Angela Littwin and participated in the Civil Rights Clinic.

During her 1L summer, Crystal worked for the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas in Houston. During her 2L summer, she worked for Texas Appleseed in Austin. During the school year, she interned for the Southern Coalition for Social Justice in Durham, North Carolina and worked as a legislative aide to Texas State Senator Nathan Johnson.

 Crystal was also a joint degree student at the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs, and was a lead organizer of Texas Students for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, a campuswide advocacy organization.