"I chose to attend Texas Law because of its robust clinical and experiential learning program. The clinic faculty comprises an exceptional group of professors and practitioners who help introduce students to careers in public interest law. Each day, I found my clients more and more inspiring. My experiences at Texas Law have helped me grow my passion for my future career, and prepared me for the road ahead."
Briana Perez is a staff attorney with the RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services) family detention services/pre-removal unit in San Antonio where she assists families and adults detained in south Texas in the expedited removal process. After graduating from law school, she was a fellow with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) in San Antonio, where she worked to address the living conditions of immigrant children in family detention centers in South Texas. Her fellowship was supported by Texas Law's G. Rollie White Trust Fellowship in Public Interest Law, funded by generous support from the G. Rollie White Trust.
At Texas Law, Briana participated in the Civil Rights Clinic, the Human Rights Clinic, and the Immigration Clinic. She was a Human Rights Scholar with the Rapoport Center, a Public Service Scholar with the Justice Center, and secretary of the Chicano/Hispanic Law Students’ Association. She interned with MALDEF in San Antonio, the Texas Civil Rights Project in Austin, and the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project in New York.
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- Eight members of the class of 2017 receive Graduating Student Awards
- Two Awarded Texas Law Post-Graduate Fellowships for 2017-18
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