Taylor Loynd

Scholar Children / Youth Disability / Health / Education Legal Aid
Class of 2019
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Taylor Loynd is a staff attorney with Previously, she was an assistant public defender in the Office of the Public Defender for West Palm Beach in Florida.

Immediately after law school, Taylor 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.