Rhiannon Hamam

Scholar, Criminal Law / Post-Conviction,
Class of 2016
Rhiannon Hamam

As of January 2023, Rhiannon Hamam will serve as a supervising attorney with Texas Law's Richard and Ginni Mithoff Program. Immediately after graduating from law school, Rhiannon worked as a public defender with the Starr County Regional Public Defender based in Rio Grande City, Texas. She then moved to Austin and worked as appointed criminal defense counsel in private practice, as a mitigation specialist with the Office of Capital and Forensic Writs, and as a staff attorney with the Travis County Public Defender’s Office.

At Texas Law, Rhiannon was a cofounder of GRITS, the student-run "Getting Radical in the South" conference. She also served as vice president of administration for the Texas Law chapter of the American Constitution Society, articles editor of the Texas Journal of Civil Liberties & Civil Rights, staff editor of the American Journal of Criminal Law, and Human Rights Scholar with the Rapoport Center. During her 1L year, she volunteered with the Texas Defender Service. As a 2L, she was a project lead for the Mithoff Program’s Expunction Project and volunteered nearly fifty hours with the Program’s Juvenile Lifers Project. As a 3L, she served as a Pro Bono Scholar.

Rhiannon participated in the Actual Innocence Clinic, Capital Punishment Clinic, and the Criminal Defense Clinic, and interned with the Texas Fair Defense Project. The summer after her 1L year, she worked for Orleans Public Defenders in New Orleans. The summer after her 2L year, she worked for the Capital Area Private Defender Service in Austin.