Change It Up! 2021
Join us for an event for new and returning students exploring lawyering for social change, including an inspiring keynote, a panel featuring recent graduates and clinical professors, 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 – Outside the Francis Auditorium
Optional small group lunches with returning students starting at 12:30.
|1:30||Welcome and Keynote – Francis Auditorium
|2:45||Clinical Faculty/Alumni Panel – Francis Auditorium
Clinical faculty members across a range of fields will briefly describe their backgrounds and clinics. Each faculty member will be paired with a recent graduate who worked closely with them as a student. The graduates will discuss their paths through law school and how they participate in social change lawyering as attorneys.
|4:00||Reception – Susman Godfrey Atrium
Join returning students, alumni, faculty and staff for refreshments and conversation, starting with subject specific table talks with faculty members, segueing into a festive, post-quarantine reunion.
Additional Event Information:
Register by 5pm on Friday, September 3 at https://changeitup2021.eventbrite.com.
Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, Budd Innocence Center, Capital Punishment Center, and Career Services Office
About the Keynote Speaker:
Mimi Marziani is the President of the Texas Civil Rights Project. She has an extensive background in civil rights advocacy and nonprofit management, as well as expertise in election law. She previously directed voting rights programs for multiple political campaigns and committees. In 2014, she led the first coordinated, statewide voter protection program for progressive candidates and groups in Texas.
Before moving to Texas, Ms. Marziani spent several years as Counsel for the Democracy Program of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, where she litigated election law cases in federal courts across the country, including before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ms. Marziani teaches “Election Law and Policy” at the University of Texas School of Law and serves on the NYU Board of Trustees. She graduated cum laude from NYU School of Law, and received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University.