She transferred to Texas Christian University , where she met her second husband, Jeff Davis , who had served on the Fort Worth City Council in the 1970s. Jeff Davis was on the board of Stage West, where Wendy Davis' father worked. After graduating first in her class at TCU, Wendy Davis went to Harvard Law School . She and Jeff Davis divorced in 2003. During law school, Davis worked summers at Kelly Hart & Hallman, and, after graduating, she landed a prestigious job as a law clerk for a federal judge in Dallas. But she was turned down for a full-time job at Kelly Hart . Davis said early in her first campaign that she thought it was because of her outspoken opposition to the zoo's parking plan. Her implication was that the firm was trying to silence one of the zoo's critics rather than debate the issue. In a recent interview, Davis said she brought up the issue with the firm in 1996 to make a point that the city needed more "process," her watchword for getting input from neighborhoods on big decisions. "I would articulate it a little more carefully today," she said.