Laura Alexandra Parton is a 3L J.D. Candidate graduating in May 2017. She is from El Paso, Texas and completed her B.A. in History at Texas Tech University in 2014. While attending Texas Tech University for her Undergraduate Degree, Laura completed both the President’s Congressional and Legislative Internship Programs. She interned for Speaker Craddick of the Texas House of Representatives and Congressman Sam Johnson of the United States House of Representatives.
Currently she is an Articles Editor for the Law Review, a Member of the Board of Barristers, and a Justice on the Texas Tech University Supreme Court. She has served as a Dean’s Community Teaching Fellow and the Senior Representative to the American Bar Association. During her 1L summer, Laura interned for Judge Micaela Alvarez of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas in McAllen. She then worked as a Law Clerk for the Lubbock County District Attorney’s Office in the Civil Division and as a Research Assistant for the Texas Tech School of Law Library during her 2L and 3L years. Currently, Laura is externing for the Texas House of Representatives in Speaker Straus’s Policy Office. She looks forward to pursuing a career in public policy.