Daniel Hatoum

Scholar, Civil Rights / LGBTQ+ Rights, Judicial Clerkship
Class of 2016
Daniel Hatoum

"The best opportunities are found in the offering of experiential learning. Do as many and as much of these activities as they will let you get away with—you won’t regret it."

Daniel Hatoum works at RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services) in San Antonio as a staff attorney in the litigation unit focused on  federal immigrants’ rights cases. Immediately after law school, he clerked for U.S. District Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson in Baton Rouge and then received a four-year Fried Frank Civil Rights Fellowship, which provides an entry-level lawyer the opportunity to spend two years as a litigation associate at the Fried Frank law firm and then two years as a staff attorney with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. or the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF). Daniel worked in Fried Frank's New York office and with MALDEF in San Antonio.

At Texas Law, Daniel participated on the National Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Team and National Bankruptcy Moot Court Team, and was associate editor of the Texas Law Review. He worked for the ACLU National Prison Project and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid; participated in the Civil Rights Clinic, Immigration Clinic, and Criminal Defense Clinic; and completed over 270 hours of pro bono service.