Simon Lu is a public defender with the El Paso County Public Defender’s Office. He began his work there as a Texas Law Gideon’s Promise Fellow.
At Texas Law, Simon helped plan both Change It Up!, Texas Law’s annual social justice orientation, and the GRITS conference, and completed hundreds of hours of pro bono service. He participated in the Transnational Workers’ Rights Clinic, Criminal Defense Clinic, Immigration Clinic, and Capital Punishment Clinic. He spent his summers in El Paso, interning with Judge Miguel Torres of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas and working with Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid and the El Paso Public Defender.