Kalyn Mizelle McDaniel

Scholar Civil Rights / LGBTQ+ Rights
Class of 2024

Kalyn Mizelle McDaniel will work at Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, which is based in Washington, D.C. She will spearhead projects addressing the threat of far-right extremism and Christian nationalism to democracy and the rule of law. Her work will be supported by a Texas Law Postgraduate Public Interest Fellowship. After her fellowship, she will clerk for Judge Neal E. Kravitz of the District of Columbia Superior Court.

At Texas Law, Kalyn was co-president of the Human Rights Legal Society, a vice president of Texas Law’s American Constitution Society Chapter, a National Security Law Fellow with the Strauss Center, a staff editor for the Texas International Law Journal, and a Pro Bono Scholar with the Mithoff Pro Bono Program, helping to lead the Title IX project. She interned with Judge Jan Soifer of the Travis County Civil District Courts and participated in the Civil Rights Clinic. She also spent a semester in practice with the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection at Georgetown Law, in Washington, D.C.

After her 1L year, Kalyn spent the summer working on national security law at the Center for Ethics and Rule of Law at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She spent the summer after her 2L year working at Americans United for Separation of Church and State in Washington, D.C.