Laura Beckworth is a native of Houston, Texas. She graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA 1980, Phi Beta Kappa, and The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1983.
She is a Founding Member of the University Of Texas School Of Law Center for Women and Law and Former Chair of the Development Board of the University of Texas at Austin.
Laura received the University of Texas School of Law’s Alumni Award for Community Service in 2005. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of KLRU, Austin’s PBS TV station. She also serves on the Board of The Headliners Foundation of Texas.
She and her husband, John Beckworth, enjoy spending evenings on their boat on Lake Austin.