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GRITS is a student-run public interest law conference.

The student planners for the 2023 conference are:

  • Alex Alberty

  • Justin Atkinson

  • Emani Brown

  • Katherine Bartos

  • Cate Byrne

  • Brennan Caruthers

  • Kat Daffin

  • Megan Day

  • Yael Fisher

  • Charlie Gibson

  • Harper High

  • Gwynn Marotta

  • Phil McCarthy

  • Josh McClain

  • Ian Miller

  • Alice Min

  • Joe O'Neil

  • Mitch Petersen

  • Carson Smith

  • David Turnell

  • Jordan White


GRITS is a student-run, public interest law conference that focuses on the difficulties and constraints inherent to social justice work in the South, and the unique strategies that legal practitioners and other public interest workers have developed to meet those needs.


The conference emphasizes innovative, progressive, and even radical approaches to building community among students, practitioners, and community activists in the South to bring about social change.

The conference is an opportunity for law students, lawyers, and activists to build coalitions, share strategies for progressive lawyering, and develop new approaches for the future.


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