Midushi Pandey

Class of 2022

Midushi Pandey is an assistant public defender with the Mecklenburg County Public Defender’s Office in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her first year of work there was supported by a Texas Law Gideon’s Promise Fellowship, a partnership with Gideon’s Promise, a nonprofit that works to reform indigent defense through training and support of public defenders. Gideon’s Promise helps law school graduates secure public defender positions and provides them with three years of intensive training. Texas Law funds the fellows’ first year of work.

At Texas Law, Midushi was symposium editor of The Review of Litigation, vice president of the Texas Law Chapter of the American Constitution Society, and producer and head writer for Assault & Flattery, the law school’s parody theater troupe. She served as a Mithoff Program Pro Bono Scholar, leading Psychiatric Advancement Directive pro bono clinics, and also volunteered with DACA renewal clinics, driver’s license recovery clinics, and assisting transgender and non-binary youth to prepare name and gender-marker change documents. She was a student in the Capital Punishment Clinic and the Criminal Defense Clinic. She spent her 1L summer with the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender in Boulder, Colorado, and her 2L summer with the Shelby County Public Defender in Memphis, Tennessee.