John Tustin

Scholar Environment / Animal Defense Government Judicial Clerkship
Class of 2006
John Tustin

"I encourage current law students to seek out the many professors, programs, and clinics at Texas Law that support public interest law."

John Tustin is a trial attorney in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. working on cases related to federal public lands. Immediately after law school, he clerked for a federal magistrate judge in Dallas and then went to work at the Department of Justice as an Honors Program attorney.

At Texas Law, John participated in the Immigration Clinic, Concerned Students for LRAP, and the Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal. He studied abroad in Brazil and interned at Imazon, a Brazilian environmental NGO. He spent his summers working in the Office of the Legal Advisor at the Ministry of Environment in Brasilia, Brazil, and the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C. Originally from Lubbock, Texas, John served in the Peace Corps in Cameroon and as a legislative assistant in the U.S. Congress before attending law school.