Faculty Profile: Mimi Marziani
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Mimi Marziani is the President of the Texas Civil Rights Project, a position she assumed in 2016 at the age of 33. She has an extensive background in civil rights advocacy, nonprofit management, and Texas politics, and is a nationally recognized expert in voting rights and election law. As such, Ms. Marziani is regularly featured in the press, in a variety of public forums, and before the U.S. Congress and other governmental bodies. She is also a teacher and mentor for young lawyers, serving as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law and on the NYU School of Law Board of Trustees. In 2020, she was recognized with an “Austin Under 40” award.
Prior to TCRP, Ms. Marziani led voting rights efforts for political organizations, including running the first coordinated, statewide voter protection program for progressive candidates in Texas in 2014. Ms. Marziani has also worked as Counsel for the Democracy Program of the Brennan Center for Justice in New York City, where she litigated voting rights cases across the country, and as an associate of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.
Ms. Marziani graduated cum laude from NYU School of Law, and clerked for the honorable James C. Francis, a U.S. magistrate judge for the Southern District of New York. She received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University.