Legal Clinic Supervisor
Cassandra Jeu received her B.A. from Vassar College and her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and was Head Articles Editor of the Houston Journal of International Law, as well as a member of UHLC’s Interscholastic Moot Court Team. After practicing probate and white collar criminal defense law, she joined the Texas Innocence Network in 2005. In addition to directing the organization’s Non-Capital Division, she was a Staff Attorney at Texas Defender Service before returning to UHLC in 2011 as a Clinical Supervisor. In her work at UHLC, Cassandra supervises all non-death penalty case work, reviewing and investigating post-conviction innocence claims made by Texas inmates. She also is an Adjunct Professor at UHLC, co-teaching Innocence Investigations and Death Penalty Clinic with Professor David R. Dow and co-teaching Applied Advocacy with Professor Jim Lawrence. Cassandra is the author of ““A Successful, Permanent International Criminal Court … ‘Isn’t It Pretty to Think So?’” and co-author of “Judicial Activism on the Rehnquist Court: An Empirical Analysis” with David R. Dow(Distinguished Professor of Law at UHLC) and Anthony Coveny. Cassandra has been a Moot Court Coach for UHLC’s Blakely Advocacy Institute since 2005. When she is not working, Cassandra enjoys traveling and spending time with her Labrador Retriever-mix, Lacy.