Marissa Latta is an attorney with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid in Austin where she works to increase housing access and reduce homelessness for individuals with criminal histories. Her work is funded by the Gallogly Family Foundation's Public Interest Fellowship Program.
At Texas Law, Marissa helped organize and develop disability-related projects as a Mithoff Pro Bono Scholar, and participated in the Housing Clinic, Civil Rights Clinic, Mental Health Clinic, and Transnational Worker Rights Clinic. She was Editor in Chief of the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights and a Teaching Quizmaster as both a 2L and 3L. Marissa worked for Texas Appleseed, Disability Rights Texas, and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. She is a class of 2018 Chancellor and “Keeper of the Peregrinus.”
- Five Texas Law students receive 2016 G. Rollie White Trust Public Interest Summer Fellowships
- 2016-17 Pro Bono Scholars
- 2017 Whitehurst Public Interest Summer Fellows
- Seven members of the class of 2018 receive Graduating Student Awards
- Gallogly Family Foundation Awards Inaugural Texas Law Postgraduate Fellowships
- Texas Law Graduates Receive Prestigious Public Service Fellowships in 2018