Issue Areas:

State Courts
Law Enforcement
Recidivism & Reentry


The University of Texas School of Law – J.D.

LBJ School of Public Affairs – MGPS

The University of Texas at Austin – B.A. (Government & Philosophy)

Luis Soberon

Policy Advisor


Luis is responsible for justice policy at Texas 2036. He covers issues across the justice system from the regulation of law enforcement, to the efficacy of state courts, through various reforms in prisons and beyond.

Since joining Texas 2036 in September of 2021, he has spearheaded research and advocacy projects related to reform at the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, the backlogs in state courts’ criminal dockets, and exploring opportunities to improve successful reentry after involvement with the justice system. He is currently focused on adult corrections and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice with the goal of improving data quality and access, educational and vocational programs, and overall conditions for inmates and corrections staff alike.

Prior Work Experience

Before joining Texas 2036, Luis spent six years working in key roles within the Texas Legislature, most recently as Chief of Staff and General Counsel for Rep. John Turner of Dallas. His legislative work centered on diverse policy areas, including defense and veterans’ issues, higher education, and the state budget.

He has been awarded for his legislative work on behalf of first responders and has been recognized for his knowledge of the legislative process & parliamentary procedure in the Texas House of Representatives.