Julia Draper


Julia is a third-year JD student at the UT School of Law. She graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2019, and as an undergraduate she volunteered as a mentor for incarcerated youth. Julia then worked as a paralegal for the Federal Trade Commission before coming to UT. Julia has become very interested in criminal justice work since starting law school, and is particularly interested in the role that civil rights litigation plays in decarceration. She has participated in the Law School's pro bono projects, including the Expunction Project and the Parole Project. She also interned at the Public Defender Service of D.C., where she helped clients overcome barriers to reentry and advocated for clients facing disciplinary sanctions in the D.C. jail. At PJIL, Julia conducted research and produced written materials on prison litigation and correctional oversight.