I was born in Tehran, Iran and raised in greater Philadelphia. I’m currently in my third year of law school at UCLA. As a Muslim-American, social justice has always been deeply rooted in and inseparable from the practice of my faith. Accordingly, I have tried to gear all my career efforts toward fighting for the rights of disenfranchised communities. In law school, I’ve spent my summers advocating for prisoners, immigrants, farm workers, victims of employment discrimination, and a Guantanamo Bay detainee. I’m very excited to do some really important work in Texas this Fall as a full-time law clerk at TCRP.
I was born in New Jersey, but grew up in Dallas. I graduated from American University in Washington, DC with a bachelor’s degree in political science and just received my JD from the University of Texas School of Law in May. I decided when I was a kid that I wanted to be a lawyer, after realizing that point guard for the San Antonio Spurs and/or Spiderman wasn’t a viable career option. And, as soon as I decided I wanted to be a lawyer, I decided I wanted to be a civil rights lawyer. While at TCRP I’ve been fortunate enough to do challenging, substantive work on important, rewarding cases. The hope that I can play some small part in making life better for Texans with my efforts here makes me excited to come to work in the morning. Any free time I have is usually spent watching entirely too much sports (any sport) or playing pickup basketball (poorly).
Wesley Nute, Jr.
I am originally from Arlington, Texas. I studied public policy and economics at Duke University before going on to graduate from The University of Texas School of Law. I accepted a fellowship this fall to work at the Texas Civil Rights Project because of the important and greatly under-appreciated work that the organization does to right so many blatant wrongs. Entities unapologetically ignore the law. And the folks who are in need of justice are consistently the marginalized in our society who have little viable recourse with which to seek it. TCRP steps in where few others care to do the same. And that effort is worth contributing to.