Terry Schuster focuses on criminal justice policy reform as an associate manager with the Public Safety Performance Project at the Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, D.C. Immediately after graduating from law school, he was a fellow with the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia, a public interest law firm for children, where he focused on legal challenges to laws that treat juvenile offenders as adults. His work was funded by a Texas Law Faculty Post-Graduate Fellowship in Public Interest Law. After his fellowship, he was a member of the court-appointed monitoring team overseeing reforms to the Ohio juvenile prison system.
At Texas Law, Terry participated in the Capital Punishment Clinic and was co-president of OUTLaw. He worked for Texas RioGrande Legal Aid’s Regional Public Defender’s Office in Del Rio; the Travis County Juvenile Court; the Office of the Special Master of the California Department of Corrections Division of Juvenile Justice; the Texas Youth Commission’s Office of the Independent Ombudsman; and the Federal Court Monitor on a project relating to the Ohio Department of Youth Services.