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UH Law Center alumna Beeler '18 eager to learn legal lessons as clerk for federal Judge Miller '78  

Christina Beeler ‘18

Christina Beeler ‘18

May 16, 2019 — Christina Beeler, a 2018 graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, will soon be adding to her credentials after securing a future clerkship with U.S. District Judge Gray H. Miller '78 of the Southern District of Texas.

"I am excited about working for Judge Miller specifically, whom I have always admired,” Beeler said. “I think his personal story as a former police officer and a part-time law student is inspiring, and his opinions are principled and well-reasoned. I am honored to be clerking in his chambers."

Beeler currently works at the Juvenile & Capital Advocacy Project at the Law Center through an Equal Justice Works fellowship sponsored by Latham & Watkins LLP. Through her fellowship, she provides community outreach and direct representation to juveniles in school disciplinary proceedings. She is a staff attorney and legal supervisor, working alongside Professors David Dow and Katya Dow. She also served as an adjunct professor in the Records Sealing & Expunction courses during the Spring 2019 semester.

"I want to learn more about federal litigation and the tools available in federal court so that I can become a better civil rights attorney," she said.

Beeler's year-long clerkship begins in September 2020. In the meantime, Beeler will continue to work with JCAP, which she said has been a “dream job.”

"Professors David and Katya Dow are both amazing attorneys, teachers and bosses," she said. "They are so supportive, but they also allow me an extraordinary amount of autonomy in my work. They believe in me and my vision for my fellowship, and it really pushes me to always push myself.

"I know it sounds cliché, but I wake up every day excited about my work," Beeler continued. "I’m especially excited right now because I will be an adjunct professor again next spring. I’ll be starting a clinic at the Law Center through JCAP called the Education Rights Clinic in which law students will have the opportunity to represent kids in school disciplinary proceedings and advocate for students’ rights in schools."