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Our law clerks are a critical part of the TCRP family. Law clerks assist our attorneys with every aspect of our work, from investigating potential cases, crafting strategic advocacy plans and preparing complaints to assisting with discovery, briefing dispositive motions and trying cases in federal and state court. We are so excited for our Spring 2018 Law Clerk Class:
Hira Baig is law clerk and second year law student at the University of Michigan Law School. She earned her Bachelor’s degree, cum laude, at Rice University in Political Science and Policy Studies and her Master’s in Religion, Ethics, and Politics at Harvard University. Hira is passionate about civil rights advocacy and female empowerment and has worked on these issues with various organizations and NGOs in Texas and Pakistan.
Lashay L. Bostick is a 3L at Thurgood Marshall School Law. Originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida she moved to Houston, Texas to pursue her Juris Doctorate. After graduation Lashay intends to Practice Civil Rights Law to advocate for those who can not advocate for themselves. Lashay enjoys traveling, reading and spending quality time with her family.
Alexander grew up in Sherman, TX and earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science there at Austin College. A proud AC Kangaroo, he graduated magna cum laude and Student Body President. After college, he completed the Teach For America program as a 3rd grade teacher in San Antonio, TX and joined the Air Force Reserve as an Operations Intelligence Analyst with the 433rd Airlift Wing at Lackland AFB.
Alexander is currently pursuing his JD at the University of Texas School of Law. He is thrilled to join Texas Civil Rights Project because its work is critical in protecting vulnerable communities in the Lone Star state. In his free time, Alexander likes attending stand-up comedy shows, frequenting the Alamo Drafthouse, and going on long-distance runs around Austin.
LaKai Henderson (“Kai”) is a law clerk for the Criminal Justice Reform and Racial and Economic Justice programs of TCRP. A Texas native, Kai earned both her B.A. in International Studies and M.A. in Women and Gender Studies at The University of North Texas. Kai was inspired to attend law school while working as a social worker and wanted to challenge prejudicial systems to produce positive changes. She is a current 2L at Thurgood Marshall School of Law. In her free time, Kai enjoys playing classical music on the piano, traveling abroad, and baking snickerdoodles.
Addisu Mekuriaw is a Law Clerk with TCRP. He is from Ethiopia, now doing his LL.M. at The University of Texas at Austin School of Law. He obtained LL. B and LL.M from Addis Ababa University Law School. He served as judge, lecturer, attorney and assistant director for Law School Legal Aid Center specializing in child, women and senior citizens’ rights. He loves swimming and playing/watching soccer.
An Phan is a law clerk in Texas Civil Rights Project’s North Texas office. She previously interned with the Securities and Exchange Commission and is passionate about fighting injustice in all areas of society. She received her B.A. from SMU and will graduate from SMU Dedman School of Law this May.