The Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic was an awesome experience. It allowed me to develop practical lawyering skills and put into practice a lot of the knowledge I’ve gained from my legal education. I was able to counsel a client on intellectual property, contract, and entity formation matters as well as assist a family in an […]
The Supreme Court Clinic is one of the most unique and fulfilling experiences Texas Law offers. Not only do you work with some of your brightest peers, but you are led by three brilliant professors who immerse themselves as part of the team, putting in just as much work as you do (if not more). […]
The Criminal Defense Clinic is my best law-school experience. I say that for so many reasons. The experience that you get in the Clinic is unparalleled, especially for someone who wants to pursue public defense as a career. My first semester in the clinic prepared me for a summer in a public defender’s office. I […]
Question Presented: Whether the federal criminal prohibition against encouraging or inducing illegal immigration for commercial advantage or private financial gain, in violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv) and (B)(i), is facially unconstitutional.
Question Presented: Whether the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 Section 4072’s provision of “exclusive” federal jurisdiction applies to suits against private insurers.
Question Presented: Should “applicable” and “not inconsistent” in the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act be interpreted according to their ordinary meanings, such that California’s Labor Code, which is both “relevant, suitable, and fit” and not “incompatible” with the Fair Labor Standards Act, applies to employee compensation for drilling activities on the Outer Continental Shelf?
Question Presented: Does a statute criminalizing speech that is both in-tended and reasonably likely to annoy, alarm, or embarrass another person prohibit a substantial amount of protected speech in relation to the statute’s legitimate sweep, thus violating the First Amendment?
Question Presented: Whether under federal maritime law a safe berth clause in a voyage charter contract is a guarantee of a ship’s safety, as the Third Circuit below and the Second Circuit have held, or a duty of due diligence, as the Fifth Circuit has held.
Question Presented: In Hartman v. Moore, 547 U.S. 250 (2006), the Court held that probable cause defeats a First Amendment retaliatory-prosecution claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 as a matter of law. Does probable cause likewise defeat a First Amendment retaliatory-arrest claim under § 1983?
Question Presented: For purposes of the Immigration and Nationality Act, is misprision of a felony categorically a crime involving moral turpitude?