Change It Up! Keynote Ebony Howard; Alumni Panel; Audience

Change It Up!: Lawyering for Social Change ’15


Introduction – Eidman Courtroom

  • Hannah Alexander, 3L
  • Eden Harrington, Associate Dean for Experiential Education; Director, William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, Texas Law
  • Ward Farnsworth, Dean, Texas Law
Lunch with Small Groups – Jamail Pavilion & Various Locations
Incoming students will meet in small groups with 2Ls, 3Ls, alumni, and faculty. Small groups will get to know each other and discuss their initial ideas about lawyering for social change.
Keynote: Continuing the Civil Rights Legacy: Pursuing Justice in a New Era – Eidman Courtroom

  • Introduction: Bryan Zubay, 3L
  • Remarks: Ebony Howard, Managing Attorney – Alabama, Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, Alabama
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.

  • Moderator: Paige Duggins, 2L
  • Panelists:
    • Michael Cowles, 2012, Equal Justice Center, Austin & Dallas
    • Erin Gaines, 2013, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Austin & Corpus Christi
    • Vince Harding, 2012, Travis County Democratic Party, Austin
    • Elizabeth Henneke, 2007, Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, Austin
    • Brittany Perkins, 2013, SafePlace, Austin
    • Jordan Pollock, 2012, Dallas County Public Defender’s Office, Dallas
Lawyering for Social Change: A Texas Law Story – Eidman Courtroom

  • Introduction: Mary Crouter, Clinical Professor; Assistant Director, William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law
  • Remarks: Scott McCown, Clinical Professor; Director, Children’s Rights Clinic
  • Closing: Lochlin Rosen, 2L

Hosted with the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, the Capital Punishment Center and many student organizations.

Event series: Conference