Guest speaker: Politics at the Department of Justice

This Thursday, February 19th, the Pre-Law Advising Office welcomes Lisa Graybill, currently the Legal Director of the ACLU of Texas.  Attorney Graybill began her legal career in the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice under Attorney General John Ashcroft.  As a result, she had a front row seat to the initial development of politicized hiring and firing processes at DOJ.  Attorney Graybill will speak both about her experiences at DOJ as well as about the larger issues surrounding legal employment in government.

The talk will take place Thursday, February 19th, at 1:00 pm, in Dickinson 216. All are welcome.


Lisa Graybill, Esq., is the Legal Director of the ACLU of Texas.  Before joining the ACLU, she spent 3 years in the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice under John Ashcroft.  While there, Attorney Graybill investigated and prosecuted complaints of police misconduct.  A longtime activist before and after law school, Attorney Graybill has performed extensive AIDS outreach work in the Austin, TX area.  Attorney Graybill received her law degree from the University of Texas, and is an alumna of Smith College, where she majored in Women’s Studies and Government.