Kevin Trahan was president of the Human Rights Law Society and helped lead the Mithoff Pro Bono Program’s 2019 winter break trip to south Texas. He participated in the Civil Rights Clinic, Capital Punishment Clinic, and Criminal Defense Clinic, and spent his summers working with the UN Criminal Tribunals in the Hague and the Southern Poverty Law Center in New Orleans. In Austin, he interned with the Capital Habeas Unit of the Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Texas, the Office of Capital and Forensic Writs, and the Lone Star Justice Alliance.
Following graduation, Kevin will work for the Texas Defender Service, funded by the G. Rollie White Trust Fellowship in Public Interest Law. He will represent people sentenced to death in Texas in post-conviction proceedings and collect information to identify successful mitigation presentations in capital trials in Texas.