Alejandra Avila

Scholar
Class of 2014
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Alejandra Ávila is a staff attorney with MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) in San Antonio. The first Texas Law graduate to receive the Fried Frank-MALDEF Fellowship, she worked for two years with Fried Frank in New York City and then for two additional years with MALDEF. After the fellowship concludes in summer 2019, she will clerk for Judge Mary Murguia of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Immediately following law school, she clerked for Judge Micaela Alvarez of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in McAllen, Texas.

At Texas Law, Alejandra participated in the Immigration Clinic and Transnational Worker Rights Clinic, and was president of the Human Rights Law Society. She interned for the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the White House Office of Legislative Affairs, the U.S. Immigration Court, and the Texas Supreme Court.