Alejandra Avila

Scholar, Civil Rights / LGBTQ+ Rights, Judicial Clerkship
Class of 2014
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Alejandra Ávila is serving as a law clerk to Justice Sonia Sotomayor on the United States Supreme Court for the 2022-23 term.

Immediately following law school, Alejandra clerked for Judge Micaela Alvarez of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in McAllen, Texas. Then, as 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 for two additional years as a staff attorney with MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) in San Antonio. Following the fellowship, she clerked for Judge Mary Murguia of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and worked as an associate at Kellogg Hansen in Washington, D.C.

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.