Grace Thomas

Scholar Civil Rights / LGBTQ+ Rights
Class of 2023

Grace Thomas is an Equal Justice Works Fellow at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington, D.C., focused on supporting eligible incarcerated voters by building power and voting access structures in jurisdictions without jail-based absentee ballots. Their fellowship is sponsored by Thomson Reuters and Shearman & Sterling LLP.

At Texas Law, Grace was a Pro Bono Scholar for the Richard and Ginni Mithoff Pro Bono Program, leading the expunction project. As a 3L, Grace served as president of Texas Law Fellowships and editor in chief of the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights. They were also an organizer of Getting Radical in the South (GRITS) and Texas Students for DEI and a member Law Students for Black Lives, organizing voter registration and education drives.

Grace participated in the Transnational Worker Rights and Housing Clinics, and interned with the Texas Legal Services Center in Austin and the ACLU’s National Political Advocacy Department, Democracy Division in Washington, D.C. Grace spent the summer after their 1L year with the Campaign Legal Center and the summer after their 2L year with the Fair Election Center, both in Washington, D.C.