Christine Nishimura is Executive Director of Teach For America Austin. Immediately after graduating from law school, Christine practiced special education law at Disability Rights Texas in Austin, first as an Equal Justice Works Fellow and then as a staff attorney. She left Disability Rights Texas for the Texas Charter Schools Association, where she first served as deputy general counsel and then as general counsel.
At Texas Law, Christine participated in the Children's Rights Clinic and the Juvenile Justice Clinic, and worked for a bankruptcy judge, Disability Rights Texas, and the Center for Juvenile Law and Policy in Los Angeles. She was co-president of Youth Court, managing editor of the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights, and a member of the Chicano/Hispanic Law Students Association.
- Three Texas Law Students Receive Baron & Budd Public Interest Scholarships
- Six students named Public Service Scholars with the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law
- Graduating Law students receive service awards
- Four Class of 2012 Law School students earn Equal Justice Works fellowships