Garrett Mize is pursuing a Juris Doctor at South Texas College of Law in Houston where he lives with his partner and wife, Andrea. At STCL, Garrett is an Officer of the Board of Advocates and received the LBJ Civil Rights Award. Garrett received the CALI Awards for Highest Grade in Legal Research & Writing I and II. Garrett is a varsity mock trial advocate for STCL, competing at the Carolinas Invitational Mock Trial Competition. He won Second Best Advocate and was a Semifinalist in the South Texas Summer Trial Academy Mock Trial Competition. He also won a Top Ten Brief award and was a Quarterfinalist in the Leroy Jeffers Moot Court Competition. He will compete in the National Animal Law Competitions at Harvard Law School in 2015. He has also received the Amicus Achievement Grant for the advancement of LGBTQ equality.
Prior to law school, Garrett worked at the Texas Freedom Network as Youth Advocacy Coordinator, managing the organization’s youth civic engagement programs and coordinating outreach department activities. Garrett currently serves on the Board of Directors for Advocates for Youth, a national non-profit based in Washington D.C. which champions efforts that empower young people to make informed, responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010 with a major in Government and minor in Religious Studies. He has been vegan since 2009 and was vegetarian since 2007. Garrett is an avid commuter cyclist and public transportation enthusiast. Garret looks forward to practicing law in Texas upon passing the bar in 2016.