John Tustin

Alumni Profiles
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 clerked for a federal magistrate judge in Dallas and was an Honors Program attorney in the Environmental and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He now works in the Natural Resources Section as a trial attorney on cases related to federal public lands. 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. During law school, he participated in Concerned Students for LRAP, the Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal, and the Immigration Clinic. He spent his summers working at the Office of the Legal Advisor at the Ministry of Environment in Brasilia, Brazil, and the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C. He studied abroad in Brazil and interned at Imazon, a Brazilian environmental NGO.