Fri, May 21, 2010 • 9:00 AM • Gregory Gymnasium
Department of Government Spring 2010 Convocation
Speaker: Department of Government and School of Law Alumna Elizabeth K. Julian
Elizabeth K. Julian is currently President of the Inclusive Communities Project, a non-profit organization located in Dallas, Texas, that works for the creation and maintenance of racially and economically inclusive communities through advocacy and education. From 1994-1999 Ms. Julian served in the Clinton Administration at the Department of Housing and Urban Development as Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Deputy General Counsel for Civil Rights and, in the second term, as Secretary Andrew Cuomo’s Representative for the Southwest. Prior to joining the Administration, Ms. Julian engaged for twenty years in the practice of poverty and civil rights law in Texas, where she represented primarily low-income clients in cases involving housing discrimination, voting rights, municipal services discrimination, and indigent health care. She was co-counsel in the landmark housing desegregation cases against HUD in Dallas (Walker v. HUD) and East Texas (Young v. Pierce), and the Dallas City Council redistricting case (Williams, et al v. City of Dallas) which significantly expanded minority representation on the Dallas City Council. She was executive director of Legal Services of North Texas from 1988-1990. Ms. Julian received the 2001 Mexican American Bar Association’s President’s Award, the 2004 Martin Luther King, Jr. Justice Award by the Dallas Bar Association, and the 2005 Outstanding Service Award by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, University of Texas School of Law.