"Texas Law provides a variety of resources for public interest students. In law school, it's easy to feel pressured by what you feel is expected of you and what other students are doing. But don't forget why you came to law school in the first place and more importantly, don't lose yourself! The amazing people at the William Wayne Justice Center, the tons of pro bono opportunities, and the rewarding clinics available to students helped me constantly remember why I was there. These are all invaluable resources that every student should take advantage of."
Reema Ali is vice president of content planning and strategy at MannMukti, a nonprofit focused on South Asian mental health issues. After graduating from law school, Ali worked at the Equal Justice Center’s Dallas office, supported by a two-year Equal Justice Works Fellowship. Her fellowship project focused on integrating employment and immigration services for vulnerable immigrant working families.
Reema began volunteering with the Equal Justice Center’s Austin office as a University of Texas at Austin undergraduate and was involved there as a law student through Texas Law’s Transnational Worker Rights Clinic. While at Texas Law, Reema also participated in the Immigration Clinic and Civil Rights Clinic; co-directed GRITS (the annual Getting Radical in the South conference); and volunteered for numerous pro bono projects. Reema interned with Disability Rights Texas, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, and the Southern Poverty Law Center.