Legal Leaders on the Rise

Scott C. Medlock

Director and attorney,

Prisoners' Rights Program

Texas Civil Rights Project


Age: 33

Texas Lawyer


When Scott Medlock began working as a staff lawyer for the Austin-based Texas Civil Rights Project (TCRP) in 2005, the same year he graduated from the University of Texas School of Law, a grant the nonprofit had received to pursue prisoners' rights covered his salary. But Medlock remembers TCRP Director Jim Harrington warning him that funders would never renew.

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