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Britney E. Harrison
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Britney E. Harrison

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Britney has been selected as president-elect of the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA). Britney ran on the platform of finding new and innovative ways to serve the public, creating educational materials for young lawyers, and empowering the young lawyers of Texas to become future leaders. The primary purposes of the TYLA are to facilitate the administration of justice, foster respect for the law, and advance the role of the legal profession in serving the public. She was the 2017 recipient of the Keith L. Krueger Award, and the 2018 recipient of the Presidents’ Award of Merit by TYLA. Britney has been listed as a Texas Rising Star by Thomson Reuters since 2018. An Austin native, Britney was first in her undergraduate class at the University of North Texas. She received her law degree, with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law in 2010. Britney spent a semester abroad in Lyon, France, and loves traveling and spending time with her family. Of all her achievements, Britney is most proud of obtaining a job out of law school that gave her the income to put her dad through college. Areas of Practice:   Education:  
  • University of Texas School of Law, 2010
    • J.D., Law
    • The Review of Litigation—Associate Editor
    • National Black Law Journal—Staff Editor
    • Robert S. Strauss Presidential Scholarship Recipient
    • Hutcheson Moot Court Competition
    • Student Recruitment and Orientation Committee
    • Thurgood Marshall Legal Society—Firm Mentor Program Coordinator
    • Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
  • Universite Jean Moulin, 2009
    • Diploma, International and European Law
  • University of North Texas, 2006
    • B.S., Criminal Justice
    • Summa Cum Laude
    • Class Rank: 1 of 1815
    • President’s List
    • UNT Academic Scholarship
    • Multicultural Scholastic Award
    • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
    • Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society
    • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.—President and Scholarship
    • Eagle Angels Athletic Recruitment Club—Treasurer
Honors & Awards:  
  • President’s Award of Merit, Texas Young Lawyers Association, 2018
  • Best Lawyers Under 40, D Magazine, 2018
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Star list, Thomson Reuters, 2018
  • Keith L. Krueger Award, Texas Young Lawyers Association, 2017
Professional Associations:
  • Annette Stewart American Inn of Court
    • Member
  • Dallas Young Lawyers Association
    • Member, 2016-present
  • J.L. Turner Legal Association
    • Member, 2016-present
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law, African American Lawyers, and Collaborative Law Section
    • Member
    • Women in the Profession Committee, 2016-present
  • State Bar of Texas Leadership
    • Class of 2015-2016
  • Texas Bar Foundation
    • Fellow, 2016 – present
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
    • Member
    • Board of Directors
    • Minority at-Large Director, 2016- 2017
    • Vice President, 2018 – 2019
    • SHERO Podcast: A podcast celebrating women in the legal profession focusing on Sheroes and the issues and challenges that face women in the law
  • The Lloyd Lochridge American Inn of Court
    • Member, 2012-2015
  • Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association
    • Member, 2010-2015
  • Street Law Pilot Program with Austin Police Department
    • Member, 2014-2015
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