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Christina Beeler

imageChristina Beeler is a staff attorney and Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by Latham & Watkins LLP. Her school discipline project aims to provide community outreach and direct legal representation to juveniles in school disciplinary proceedings, the juvenile justice system, and the criminal justice system for disciplinary infractions in public schools. Christina also conducts know-your-rights presentations in public schools and at community organizations in the Houston area and supervises law students in the juvenile record sealing clinic at UHLC.

Beeler’s legal experience includes service as a student attorney with the Texas Innocence Network, a legal intern with the Juvenile and Capital Advocacy Project, a research assistant at UHLC, a summer associate at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, a law clerk at the American Civil Liberties Union, a law clerk at the Texas Civil Rights Project, and an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow with Lone Star Legal Aid.

As a law student, Christina was extremely active on campus. She served on the student board of the American Constitution Society as president, vice-president, diversity chair, and event coordinator. Christina served as community outreach editor for the Houston Law Review and published a comment in the Houston Law Review titled Voter Photo ID Laws: A Solution in Search of a Problem. Christina recently won the Constance Baker Motley National Student Writing Competition with her paper, Felony Disenfranchisement Laws: Paying and Re-paying a Debt to Society, which will be published in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law in Spring 2019. Christina graduated #10 in her class out of 226 law students at UHLC in May 2018. She was also commencement speaker for her class.

Christina is currently serving a two-year term on the national board of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy and is on the board of the Houston Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society.

Before law school, Beeler taught high school English as a Teach for America Corps member in Houston, Texas. Beeler earned her B.S. in liberal studies with concentrations in English and sociology summa cum laude from Middle Tennessee State University.

The Juvenile and Capital Advocacy Project is a nonprofit legal services organization at the University of Houston Law Center.