Natalie Fine

Scholar
Class of 2020
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"The Justice Center community has provided me with so much support throughout my time in law school. I feel fortunate to be part of such a welcoming group of students and professors who are dedicated to educating the next generation of public interest lawyers."

At Texas Law, Natalie Fine was involved in the Pro Bono Program, participating in expunction clinics, trips to help immigrants detained at a facility near Karnes City, and the winter break trip to the Texas RioGrande Valley where she assisted Texas RioGrande Legal Aid’s Public Defender Division in Starr County. As a 1L, she also volunteered at the Office of Capital and Forensic Writs, a Texas state public defender office that represents individuals in state post-conviction litigation.  As a 2L, she was a board member of GRITS, the annual, student-led "Getting Radical in the South" conference, and a Mithoff Pro Bono Scholar focused on developing a parole project. As a 3L, she continued to serve as a Pro Bono Scholar working to expand the parole project and appeared before the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles on behalf of a client. She participated in the Capital Punishment Clinic, the Criminal Defense Clinic, and the Immigration Clinic.

During the summers, Nat worked in the Salida and Alamosa offices of the Colorado Public Defender. She plans to return to the Colorado Public Defender to work after graduation.

Before law school, Nat worked as a reentry specialist with the Osborne Association, assisting prisoners in the New York City jail on Rikers Island, and was a paralegal with the Innocence Project, also in New York, where she worked with clients to overturn wrongful convictions based on DNA testing.