Jennifer Ellis is director of advocacy programs. She formally practiced family and probate law in Dallas. She is also a licensed clinical social worker and gives continuing education lectures on child welfare and a broad range of legal issues. Ellis graduated cum laude
from Texas A&M University School of Law in 2005. As a law student, Ellis competed in multiple national moot court competitions on behalf of Texas Wesleyan and served as president of Moot Court Honor Society. Ellis holds a national semi-finalist and two regional championship titles, along with multiple brief awards. In recognition of her numerous academic and extra-curricular achievements, she received Texas Wesleyan's McLean-Boulware award at graduation for high character and ethical practice. Ellis began coaching in the moot court program in 2007, after serving as regional coordinator for the 2006 National Moot Court Competition held in Fort Worth. She coached the 2007 State Champion team and the 2010 ABA National Appellate Advocacy San Francisco Regional Champion team. She is also a member of the National Order of Barristers.