Kirsten Budwine

Criminal Law / Post-Conviction Civil Rights / LGBTQ+ Rights
Class of 2023

Kirsten Budwine is the 2023-24 Manne Family Legal Fellow at the Texas Civil Rights Project, where she works in the Criminal Injustice Program helping to prevent the harms of the criminal legal system by reducing over-policing and criminalization in Texas.

At Texas Law, Kirsten served as a 1L coordinator for Thurgood Marshall Legal Society, a 2L Student Bar Association representative, and the outreach director for Law Students for Black Lives. She participated in the Civil Rights Clinic, Capital Punishment Clinic, and Juvenile Justice Clinic. She worked for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, the Travis County Public Defender’s Office, and the Texas Civil Rights Project.