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 recently 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 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 help young people make informed and 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. Garrett is an avid commuter cyclist and public transportation enthusiast. He recently finished serving a three year term as the Vice Chair of Austin Independent School District’s School Health Advisory Council.