Scott McMurtrey is a third-year law student at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. He grew up in Houston, Texas, served in the U.S. Army, and received a BA in English from Washington State University. Drawing from his experiences serving in the Army and after spending several years working in higher education, he came to law school with an eye toward public interest law. His time at Justice Lab reinforced his conviction that lawyers can be powerful advocates for underrepresented people and systemic change.