Criminal Law / Post-Conviction
Class of 2021
Madeline Waddell is a public defender with the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender in Trinidad, Colorado. At Texas Law, Madeline helped organize the GRITS conference and served as president of If/When/How, planning events on lawyering for reproductive justice. She served as a Mithoff Pro Bono Scholar for two years, managing criminal system reform research projects as a 2L and co-leading the Parole Project as a 3L. She participated in the Criminal Defense Clinic, Environmental Clinic, and Housing Clinic, and spent her summers with Orleans Public Defenders in New Orleans and the Alaska Public Defender Agency in Fairbanks.