July 12, 2019 -Alex Hunt, a 2013 graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, has been officially sworn in to represent District 7 on the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District’s Board of Trustees after being elected in May. His term expires in 2023.
“Education is something I’ve always been passionate about,” Hunt said. “I believed the path of going to law school would equip me to best help kids outside the classroom so they can perform better inside the classroom.”
Hunt, who taught at YES Prep Public Schools before attending the Law Center, decided to run for the board because his daughters attend school in LCISD and felt that it was his personal obligation to assure that local schools are “as strong and safe” as possible. Now as a trustee, Hunt hopes that the district can keep up with the area’s growth, while still providing opportunities to all students.
Hunt currently practices family law, and is the founding attorney of Hunt Law Firm in Katy. He decided to pursue family law to be an advocate for the voiceless.
“Every day I have an opportunity to fight for what’s most important to people,” Hunt said. “Many of the people we represent have never had a zealous advocate at their side.”
During his time at the Law Center, Hunt interned at the Harris County Attorney’s Office and participated in Child Protective Service hearings. After receiving his J.D., Hunt returned as a fellow with the Center for Children, Law & Policy, working closely alongside Professor Ellen Marrus, director of the center.
In the fall, Hunt will return to the Law Center as an adjunct professor with the Street Law program. He said he wants his students to learn how to be an advocate for themselves.
“At the same time, we’re going to be able to spread the good work of the UH Law Center and benefit kids right here in Houston,” Hunt said.