Josue Teniente

Equal Justice Center (2020)
Summer Human Rights Fellows (2020)

Josue Teniente (B.A. 2019, The University of Texas at Austin; J.D. Expected 2020) will intern at the Equal Justice Center, a non-profit law firm that specializes in assisting migrant workers and immigrants assert their rights. The Equal Justice Center focuses on helping migrant workers, whether documented or undocumented, by assisting them in fighting for unpaid wages, overtime, or other employee benefits. Additionally, the Equal Justice Center helps immigrants generally by helping to provide counsel on issues such as DACA, visas, and resident status. During first year at Texas Law, Josue participated in the Pro Bono Expunction clinic and Citizenship Drive, as well as the ProBono In January Trip throughout the Rio Grande Valley, helping clients to prepare wills, fill out and apply for name and sex marker changes, and apply for asylum. In the upcoming 2020-2021 year, Josue will serve as the Scholarship Chair for CHLSA as well as the Symposium Co-Chair for the Texas Hispanic Journal of Law and Policy. As an undergrad, Josue actually worked with the Equal Justice Center as an intake volunteer, and worked as a mentor for first-generation college freshman. After law school, Josue plans to go into immigration and family law to continue working for low-income communities.