GRITS: Getting Radical in the South 2016


Program & Schedule

2016 Schedule


  • 1:00 pm – Welcome Reception, Tom Clark Lounge
  • 2:00 pm – Registration, Francis Auditorium
  • 3:00 pm – Opening remarks. Francis Auditorium
  • 3:15 pm – Plenary panel: Grasping at the Roots: Social Movement Lawyering in the South, Francis Auditorium
  • 4:30 pm – Keynote Address: Derwyn Bunton, Francis Auditorium
  • 6:00 pm – Meet & Greet Reception at Hole in the Wall
    • sponsored by the Public Interest Law Association (PILA) at Texas Law


  • 8:00 am – Breakfast, Susman Godfrey Atrium
  • 9:00 am – Welcome, Francis Auditorium 
  • 9:30 am – Plenary Panel: Power to the People: Direct Representation in the South, Francis Auditorium 
  • 11:00 am – Breakout Sessions
    • Children’s Rights in the South, TNH 2.123
    • Implicit Bias Training, Sheffield-Massey Room
    • Reclaiming Radical Religion: Faith-Based Lawyering & Activism, TNH 2.124
  • 12:00 pm – Lunch and The Gavel Gap, Susman Godfrey Atrium
    • The Honorable Cliff Brown
  • 1:30 pm – Plenary Panel: C.R.E.A.M*: Economic Justice & the Law, Francis Auditorium 
  • 3:00 pm – Keynote Address: Collette Flanagan, Francis Auditorium 
  • 4:30 pm – Closing remarks, Francis Auditorium

Special thanks to our organizational sponsors: 

William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, Student Affairs Office at Texas Law, UT Austin Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, Equal Justice Works, Capital Punishment Center at Texas Law, Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, Texas Law Review, Center for Mexican American Studies, Center for Asian American Studies, Austin LGBT Bar Association, Dietz, Lawrence and McGiverin, OUTLaw, Texas Law Fellowships, Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights

Special thanks to our individual sponsors:

Janice Andersen

Rhiannon Hamam

Peter Hofer

Dylan Kellam

Julie Koesterer

Maureen Knox

Gus Maxwell

Sofia Meissner

Ashley Morris

Davia R.

Mark Schmelzel

Morgan Shelburne

Andrew Sullivan

William Williams

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