Kristin Meeks is the Deason Center’s 2020-2021 Law Fellow. She focuses on public policy and communications, using the Center’s academic research to create resources for practitioners and policymakers. She also contributes to the Center’s research in the areas of public defense, prosecution, and STAR criminal justice.
Kristin is a 2020 cum laude graduate of the SMU Dedman School of Law, where she was the Online Editor of the Science and Technology Law Review, a student attorney in the Criminal Defense Clinic, and an active member of the Association for Public Interest Law. Kristin also interned with the Texas Attorney General’s Office, the Office for the Comptroller of Currency, the Collin County District Attorney’s Office, the Rockwall County District Attorney’s Office, and Fidelity Investments. Most recently, she was a Spring 2020 Deason Scholar. Kristin also holds a Master’s in Business Administration with a Marketing Concentration from SMU’s Cox Business School. There, she was a Forte Fellow and served as Co-Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the Global Leadership Program for the Asia A cohort.
Before she went to graduate school, Kristin was a law clerk who kept her attorneys sane at their mid-size firm in Austin, TX. Kristin holds a BA in Plan II Honors and Government with Certificates in Business Foundations and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.