Meg Clifford

Scholar, Children / Youth, Criminal Law / Post-Conviction, Disability / Health / Education
Class of 2012

Meg Clifford, a research attorney at Texas Law with the Justice Center’s Richard and Ginni Mithoff Pro Bono Program, helps develop and oversee signature Texas Law pro bono projects, including, for example, the Expunction Project, Youth Court and Street Law, the Gender Affirmation Project, and Driver’s License Recovery.

As a student at Texas Law, Meg participated in the Juvenile Justice Clinic and Legislative Lawyering Clinic, and was co-president of Youth Court, an alternative disciplinary collaboration between the law school and Webb Middle School. She also participated in Street Law and the Texas Journal of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights. During her summers, she worked in Austin with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, the Travis County Juvenile Public Defender’s Office, and Texas Appleseed’s school-to-prison pipeline initiative.

Immediately after graduating from law school, Meg joined the Justice Center as a two-year research fellow to work on the “School-to-Prison Pipeline” project, a partnership with the UT Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. As a fellow, she directed Youth Court and developed expertise and resources to assist students in school disciplinary, misdemeanor ticketing and truancy hearings. Those activities led to her work in developing the Pro Bono Program’s Expunction Project and other in-house legal service projects.