by Taylor Loynd, VP of Administration, ACS Student Chapter, and 2L, University of Texas School of Law and Marcus Martinez, VP of Programming, ACS Student Chapter, and 2L, University of Texas School of Law
*Loynd and Martinez are co-directors of the 2017 GRITS Conference
GRITS. It’s not just our favorite breakfast meal. It’s also our favorite way of getting radical in the South. The GRITS (getting radical in the south) Conference started at the University of Texas School of Law in 2015 by a group UT law students who wanted to provide an opportunity for dialogue on the inherent challenges of social justice work in the region, and strategies to overcome them, among public interest law students, practitioners, and activists in the South. The 2017 GRITS Conference just wrapped at the University of Texas School of Law on September 22-23 and served as the ACS Texas Regional Convening.