The 2021-2022 Texas Undergraduate Law Journal
Our members are here to serve both you and the university. Engaging in legal research and discourse, we hope to help enrich students by furthering their legal interests and careers.
TULJ Editorial Board
Isaac is a Plan II and Government senior who is minoring in LGBTQ+ Studies. Isaac is active on campus as Chief Justice of the Student Government Supreme Court and will be spending his Spring 2022 semester in Washington, D.C. as an Archer Fellow. In his free time, Isaac serves on the Board of Directors for GLSEN Austin, where he works to promote LGBTQIA-inclusive education strategies for local educators. Isaac plans to attend law school and find a career at the intersection of education policy and civil rights advocacy.
Daisy is a senior studying government and sociology from Massachusetts. After graduation, she hopes to earn her master's in both public policy and public health to specialize in mental health policy and law.
Chief Online Content Editor
Marianna Lopez is a senior psychology major and pre law student at the University of Texas. Coming from the small town of Flatonia, Texas, she had dreams of being a Texas Longhorn in the big city of Austin since she was a little girl. She enjoys staying active within her college and community by volunteering at local food banks and cheering on the Longhorns every Saturday. She’s interested in criminal and family law and has aspirations of becoming a lawyer one day.
Emily Pierce is an English and Linguistics double major from Aledo, Texas. She is in the Liberal Arts Honors Program and is also pursuing certificates in German and core texts and ideas.
Hannah is a senior English and Rhetoric and Writing Honors double major from Houston, Texas. Along with editing for TULJ, she works at the University Writing Center and has a passion for helping others develop their writing skills. After graduation, Hannah hopes to become certified as a teacher before attending law school to pursue her interests in the field of education law.
Head Online Editor
Juliette is a Plan II and History Honors junior, with minors in Russian and East European Studies and English. On campus, Juliette spends the majority of her free time hanging out in the Liberal Arts Council office. She also is an undergraduate researcher for the Texas Policy Evaluation Project, a lab which investigates the impact of reproductive health legislation. Upon graduation, Juliette hopes to attend law school and work towards obtaining her ultimate dream job as a lawyer at the Center for the Reproductive Rights.
Saanya is a Business Honors and iMPA student who is minoring in Finance. Saanya is interested in Tax and Corporate Law. Apart from TULR, she is involved in Minority Women Pursuing Law, Project Rise, and research at McCombs. She hopes to go to law school after her masters and be an advocate for social justice and minority representation in law.
Head Online Editor
Gabriella is a senior studying Advertising and English. After graduation, she plans to go to law school and pursue a career in intellectual property law.
Manasi Chande is a sophomore majoring in corporate communications and government from Austin, TX. In addition to working as a head online content editor for TULJ, she is also currently a legal intern at the Equal Justice Center, a non-profit law-firm, a member of Minority Women Pursuing Law, and a dancer on the competitive fusion dance team Texas Nach Baliye. Manasi hope to attend law school and pursue a career in constitutional, privacy, or financial law.
Head Online Editor
Brady Miller is a senior Government and Sociology double major from Longview, Texas. He is also pursuing a certificate in Ethics and Leadership and Law, Politics, and Government. His wants to attend law school and study public interest law with a special interest in indigent defense and wrongful conviction advocacy.
Website Editor and Writer
I'm currently a sophomore studying International Relations who is in charge of running TULJ's social media accounts! I'm from Houston Texas and I'm really passionate about politics and hiking.
Social Media Editor
Mantra is a Plan II and finance sophomore from Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. He serves as the Undergraduate Research Co-Chair within the UT Senate of College Councils and as Deputy Administrative Director in UT Student Government. He is also an Associate Copy Desk Chief at The Daily Texan and a Plan II Peer Mentor. Mantra is the co-founder of Empowering Africa Inc., a nonprofit organization that creates scholarships for underprivileged students in West Africa. He is especially interested in immigration policy, human rights law and the intersection of sports, data, and law.
Diversity and Membership Editor
TULJ Staff Editors
Amara Kwiatkowski is a sophomore from Fort Worth, TX majoring in Plan II Honors and Government with a minor in American Studies. Currently, she is an undergraduate fellow with the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy and a writer/editor for the Texas Orator. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career defending civil liberties, such as voting rights or reproductive rights.
Emma is a third-year english major and rhetoric and writing minor from Houston, Texas. She has worked as a poetry editor for the english department's literary journal, Hothouse, and currently works as an intern for UT's M.F.A. literary journal run through the Michener Center for Writers, Bat City Review. She is also an editor for The Daily Texan within the newspaper's copy department. Emma hopes to combine her interest in law with her life-long passions for reading and writing by attending law school after she graduates.
Sophia Niño is a Canfield Business Honors freshman from McAllen, Texas. She hopes to major in international business and management information systems in addition to business honors. After graduating, Sophia plans to attend law school to pursue a legal career in corporate, entertainment, or intellectual property law.
I'm from Red Oak, Texas, Majoring in Sociology and Minoring in Philosophy of Law. I am interested in pursuing Intellectual Property in Fashion Law. I love to talk, stay active, and indulge in a good meal with friends.
Sophia Kontos is a junior IRG and Plan II double major from Houston, TX. Outside of TULJ, she is active on campus as the Mentorship Chair for IRG Council, as a research apprentice at Innovations for Peace and Development, and as the newsletter editor for the Microfarm, UT's student-run organic farm. She hopes to attend law school and pursue a career in international arbitration.
Carson is a junior, Government and Political Communication Studies dual major from West Columbia, Texas. On campus, he is also involved in the Senate of College Councils, serving as a member of both the Faculty Affairs Committee and the Technology-Enhanced Education and Oversight Committee of the Faculty Council. After graduating, Carson plans to attend law school, pursuing a future career in human rights advocacy.
Marlee is a Plan II and Philosophy major who is minoring in Philosophy of Law and Media and Entertainment Industries. After graduating, Marlee hopes to go to law school to prepare for a career in media and intellectual property law.
I am a sophomore from Dallas, Texas double majoring in Electrical/Computer Engineering and Mathematics with a minor in Business. I am interested in business, civil and criminal law and I hope to attend law school after I finish my undergraduate degree. Outside of TULJ, I enjoy watching football and ice hockey, playing volleyball, and listening to music.
Morgan is a junior Rhetoric and Writing major and Business and Public Policy minor from Waxahachie, Texas. She is passionate about gaining a more comprehensive understanding of the law. After her undergraduate education, Morgan plans to attend law school to pursue a career in corporate litigation. A fun fact about Morgan is created a spreadsheet of all of the Austin restaurants she's been to and wants to try. Ask her about it!
TULJ Staff Writers
Nevin is a freshman finance major from Plano, Texas. When he’s not acting as a snake-in-training as a Texas Stock Team Junior Analyst, he’s either trying to get better at swimming or listening to John Coltrane. After graduation, he’d like to pursue either a traditional finance path or attend law school and go into some form of corporate/financial law.
Esha Ali is a third-year at the University of Texas at Austin, double majoring in Sociology and History with a Bridging Disciplines Certificate in Human Rights and Social Justice. Esha is active on campus as the Communications Director of IAS, a BDP Student Ambassador for Human Rights and Social Justice, and a Youth Team Member for An-Nisa. She also participates in Central Texas Model UN and is an active member of Texas MSA. Esha plans to attend law school and begin her studies in international human rights law.
I'm a Plan II, Math, and Econ major from Dallas. I also am on the club rowing team and enjoy watching sports and reading.
Vedanth is a freshman economics major from Houston, Texas. Vedanth is interested in corporate law, criminal justice law, and constitutional law. He hopes to attend law school following his graduation from UT Austin.
Tony Wen is a sophomore political communications major from Flower Mound, TX. On campus, Tony is also involved in UT Student Government and Camp Texas. Tony is passionate about politics, and has worked for a State Representative and on several campaigns. He hopes to attend law school after graduation to explore interests related to election law, voting rights, and criminal justice reform.
Nicholas is a Senior Law School Candidate from Plano, Texas with an interest Constitutional Law, the USSC, & other surrounding legal & historical subjects. He is also an honor student, a rider for Texas Wake, a member of the Longhorn Options Trading Club, & a Sigma Phi Epsilon alumni. Having had some experience as a news-writer in the field of Journalism, Nick hopes to incorporate the information gathering methods he learned from that industry into his work with the TULJ.
Hi everyone, I’m Farah! I am a Junior Government/LAH major from Keller, Texas. I’m super excited to be a writer for TULJ this year.