Author Archives: Rick Blaylock

Rick Blaylock

About Rick Blaylock

Rick is a third-year law student and current president of the Criminal Law Association at the University of Houston Law Center. Rick received his B.S. in Political Science at the University of Houston and an A.A.S. in Audio Recording Technologies from Houston Community College. Throughout his collegiate career, he has worked as a sound guy at N.R.G. Stadium, home of the Houston Texans and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. While at the University of Houston Law Center, Rick volunteered as a high school teacher through the Street Law program, a mentor through the Juvenile and Capital Advocacy Project, and an advocate through the Juvenile Record Sealing Clinic - where he successfully had his clients’ records sealed. Rick has interned at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office in the felony and misdemeanor divisions, and he currently interns in the Family Criminal Law Division specializing in protective orders.

Weekly Roundup

Memphis bids to End Department of Justice Oversight of Juvenile Courts Five years ago, the Justice Department  concluded that juvenile courts failed to give due process to children. Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell told the attorney general that it’s time to end expensive federal oversight of the juvenile courts. Because, he said, they’ve already done […]

Justice, Mercy, and Youthful Indiscretion

      I come from a larger than average extended family – which includes more than twenty cousins. We all grew up either in poverty or close to it. More than half of those cousins have criminal records. Some learned from their mistakes, but some did not. All of them, however, did their time. Many of […]