"The faculty and students at the Justice Center provide such a supportive community for public interest law students. The opportunities for mentorship and advising helped me to define my goals and work towards them during my time at Texas Law, and the pro bono programming allowed me to gain legal experience in immigration law starting in my first semester."
Anna Roberson is a staff attorney with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid's immigration team, working in the San Antonio office. Immediately after law school, she clerked for Judge Gregg Costa of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Houston.
At Texas Law, Anna was a co-organizer of GRITS, the annual student-led Getting Radical in the South conference; a member of the Justice Center's student advisory board, the Public Interest Law Association, and If/When/How; an associate editor of the Texas Law Review; and a staff editor for the Texas Hispanic Journal of Law and Policy. She participated in the Immigration Clinic, the Civil Rights Clinic, and the Housing Clinic, and focused her pro bono work in the field of immigration law -- drafting DACA renewals, participating in trips to the Hutto and Karnes family detention centers, and working with ProBAR during the Pro Bono in January trip to assist detained asylum-seekers in the Texas Rio Grande Valley. She also volunteered weekly on the Jane’s Due Process Hotline.
Anna interned with Holistic Defense Team of the Capital Area Private Defender Service in Austin focusing on immigration law issues. During the summers, she worked with Southern Migrant Legal Services, an organization in Nashville, Tennessee that provides free legal services to migrant farmworkers, particularly on employment-related issues, and the Southern Poverty Law Center's Southeast Immigrant Freedom Initiative in Alexandria, Louisiana.
Anna is a class of 2020 Chancellor (one of the 16 students in her class with the highest grade-point-averages) and Keeper of the Peregrinus.
Before coming to law school, Anna worked as a legal assistant for an immigration law firm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She was also an advocacy intern supporting victims of domestic violence, particularly Spanish-speakers, in court through the Compass Center for Women and Families.