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Change It Up! 2020 Part II

Join us for an event for new and returning students exploring lawyering for social change, including an inspiring keynote address, an alumni panel, and opportunities to connect with like-minded students, faculty, staff and attorneys.

This year, Change It Up! will take place over two afternoons, the keynote address on Friday, August 28 and an alumni panel and student breakout sessions on Friday, September 11 – all via Zoom.

Part I Program

Part II Program:

2:00 Student Experience

  • Welcome and remarks: Carolina Rivera, 2L
  • 1L Experience: Erica Roberts, 2L
  • 2L Experience: Ryan Van Ells, 3L
  • 3L Experience: Jill Applegate, 3L
2:10 Alumni Panel

Introduction: Jill Applegate, 3L

Moderator: Lawson Konvalinka, Career Counselor, Career Services Office

Marissa Balonon-Rosen, ’19, New Hampshire Public Defender, Manchester, NH
Jessica Cisneros, ’18, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Laredo, TX
Taylor Loynd, ’19, Georgia Legal Services Program, Atlanta, GA
Gus Maxwell, ’18, Honors Program, U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Washington, DC

2:55 Segue to breakouts

  • Liam Veazey, 2L
3:00-3:30 Breakout sessions with 2Ls and 3Ls (with select alumni, faculty and staff guest appearances)


Register at:

The registration deadline is Tuesday, September 8.

Zoom meeting information will be sent to registrants ahead of the event.

Contact Information:

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

William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, and Career Services Office

Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights, Budd Innocence Center, and Capital Punishment Center

Event series: Conference