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Change It Up! 2019

Location: Jamail Pavilion & Eidman Courtroom

Join us for an event for new and returning students exploring lawyering for social change, including an inspiring keynote, a student/alumni panel; and opportunities to connect with like-minded students, faculty, staff and attorneys. Lunches will be available beginning at 12:30. Formal Program begins at 1:30.


12:30-1:30 Check in and lunch – Jamail Pavilion
Optional lunches with returning students starting at 12:30.
1:30 Welcome and Keynote – Eidman Courtroom

  • Welcome
  • Introduction of Keynote Speaker
  • Keynote
    Stephanie Rudolph, Supervising Attorney, NYC Commission on Human Rights
2:30 Break
2:40  Paths and Models – Eidman Courtroom
Recent alumni who work in various fields will discuss their paths through law school and explore how lawyers across sectors of practice (non-profit, government, firms) participate in social change lawyering.

  • Introduction
  • Moderator: Lawson Konvalinka, Career Counselor, Career Services Office
  • Panelists:
    • Hensleigh Crowell ’16, Assistant Public Defender, Harris County Public Defender’s Office, Houston, TX
    • Diego Cervantes ’18, Immigration Attorney, Law Office of Karen Crawford, Austin, TX
    • Additional Panelists TBD


  • Eden Harrington, Associate Dean for Experiential Education; Director, William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law
3:45 Networking Reception – Jamail Pavilion
Join returning students, alumni, faculty and staff for cookies and conversation.
4:30 – ? Student Happy Hour – Location TBD

Additional Conference Information:


Register by 5pm on Friday, August 30 at

Contact Information:

Rachel Sidopulos (Center Administrator/Event Organizer) / (512)232-6277

Event series: Lecture, Panel Discussion