Taylor Loynd is an assistant public defender in the Office of the Public Defender for West Palm Beach in Florida. Immediately after law school, she worked with the Georgia Legal Services Program on a project to provide wraparound education representation to students in rural Georgia who have behavioral and mental health needs, to prevent inappropriate referrals to the juvenile justice system. Her work was funded by a two-year Gallogly Family Foundation Public Interest Law Fellowship.
At Texas Law, Taylor participated in the Immigration Clinic, Housing Clinic, Civil Rights Clinic, and Criminal Defense Clinic. She served as a co-director of GRITS (the Getting Radical in the South conference) and as president of the Texas Law If/When/How chapter. As a Mithoff Pro Bono Scholar, she helped lead legal clinics that provided advice to families and transitioning students with disabilities about alternatives to guardianship. She worked for the Southern Poverty Law Center in New Orleans and with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid and Disability Rights Texas in Austin, focusing on disability law, children’s rights, and special education law.
- 2017-18 Pro Bono Scholars
- Mithoff Pro Bono Program Celebrates 2017-2018 Student Achievement
- Justice Center Names 2018-19 Public Service Scholars
- Gallogly Family Foundation awards postgraduate fellowship to Taylor Loynd, ‘19
- Alumni Making an Impact: Texas Law’s First Gallogly Family Foundation Public Interest Law Fellows