Kelsey Chapple

Scholar, Employment / Labor, Judicial Clerkship, Women’s Rights / Reproductive Rights
Class of 2016
Kelsey Chapple

"As soon as I arrived at Texas Law, the Equal Justice Scholarship allowed me to hit the ground running as an active member of the public service community. Not only was I instantly connected with a network of inspiring and accomplished public service advocates, but I was also able to start contributing to the public service community even as a first year student. Furthermore, the Equal Justice Scholarship enables me to follow my passion, unencumbered by a large law school debt."

After graduating from Texas Law, Kelsey Chapple clerked for Judge Theodore McKee, Circuit Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, in Philadelphia, and for Judge Randolph Moss of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C. She is currently an attorney at Bet Tzedek Legal Services in Los Angeles, representing undocumented female workers experiencing employment-related abuses such as harassment, discrimination, wage theft, and retaliation. Her work is funded by the Gallogly Family Foundation's Public Interest Fellowship Program.

At Texas Law, Kelsey was on the editorial board of the Texas Law Review, a research assistant to Professor Cary Franklin, and served as the president of Law Students for Reproductive Justice and a member of the Justice Center’s student advisory board. She participated in the Civil Rights Clinic, Domestic Violence Clinic, and the Pro Bono Program's 2014 winter break trip to the Texas Rio Grande Valley. In the summers she interned with Planned Parenthood Federation of America's Litigation and Law Department and the American Civil Liberties Union Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief, both in Washington, D.C.