"Law school is intimidating and the first year can be confusing for someone interested in public interest law. The Justice Center provides a space for students interested in public interest to meet each other, attend events, and discuss issues we care about. Even though I started law school as a remote student living outside Texas due to the pandemic, the Justice Center helped me feel at home at Texas Law. I am so grateful for this added support."
Nicole Steinberg works as an Honors Attorney with the United States Department of Labor in the New York Regional Solicitor's Office in New York City.
At Texas Law, Nicole participated in the Justice Center's student advisory board and was a member of the Public Interest Law Association. She helped organize GRITS (Getting Radical in the South), the Law School's annual, student-led social justice conference, as a 1L and remained involved as a 2L. She was a research assistant for Professor William Forbath and participated in the Worker Rights Clinic and the Immigration Clinic. She was also active in Underpaid at UT, a graduate student organization fighting for a living wage and fair labor conditions for graduate student workers.
Nicole spent the summer after her 1L year as a Peggy Browning Fellow at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). The summer after her 2L year, she worked with the National Health Law Program. Both organizations are based in Washington, D.C. Her 3L year, she interned with the National Labor Relations Board, in the fall with the Contempt, Compliance, and Special Litigation Branch, which is part of the NLRB General Counsel, and in the spring with NLRB Board Member Gwynne Wilcox.
Nicole graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in Linguistics and Russian. She worked as a case manager in refugee services at CAMBA in New York City, and volunteered at SAFE (Seeking Asylum & Finding Empowerment) assisting attorneys and asylum seekers. She is interested in immigration law and worker rights.