The 2019-2020 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.
William Kosinski is a journalism junior from San Francisco, California, who fell in love with UT-Austin when he visited during spring break of his senior year of high school. He has written for ORANGE Magazine and The Daily Texan, and he currently works as a writing coach for other journalism students. Once he graduates, William plans to attend law school and find a career dedicated to solving social issues such as climate change, wealth inequality, and criminal justice reform.
Emily Pierce is a freshman 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.
Bianca is a government junior from San Antontio, Texas, who is also receiving a history minor. Bianca is the public relations officer for Minority Women Pursuing Law. Bianca plans on going to study and practice civil litigation.
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Isaac is a Plan II and government sophomore who is minoring in LGBTQ+ Studies. Isaac is active on campus as a justice on the Student Government Supreme Court, the director of the Queer and Trans Student Alliance, and co-chair of Senate’s Academic Policy Committee. In his free time, Isaac serves on the Board of Directors for GLSEN Austin and as a GLAAD Campus Ambassador, where he works to promote acceptance for the LGBTQ+ community. Isaac plans to attend law school and find a career in civil rights advocacy.
Jessica is a management information systems and humanities junior from Houston, Texas. She has experience working in financial services, and she currently works as a research assistant for the McCombs School of Business. After she graduates, Jessica plans to work for two years before attending law school and finding a career in either corporate or technology law.
Kirk von Kreisler is a third-year journalism major at the University of Texas at Austin. Kirk works at a criminal record expungement firm and as a media law research assistant. He plans on attending law school after graduation to explore interests related to criminal justice reform, civil rights law, and media law.
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Daisy is a junior government major from Concord, Massachusetts, who is also minoring in Sociology. She is interested in Constitutional law but plans to go into mental health policy after graduation.
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Megh Pandhi is a Business Honors and Plan II Honors sophomore from Coppell, Texas. He has been a research assistant and intern at Texas Law, and he is also involved in Student Government, Student Consulting Initiative, The Nocturnal, and other on- and off-campus organizations. He hopes to go to law school to study criminal law and the development of drug policy and its impact on the minority community.
Marianna Lopez is a 2nd year 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.
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Aidan is a philosophy major from Houston, Texas. After graduating, Aidan is interested in working in the non-profit sector prior to attending law school. Upon attending law school he intends to focus in the areas of international and environmental law. He hopes to use his J.D. towards creating more effective and comprehensive environmental policy.
Brady Miller is a junior Government and Sociology double major from Longview, Texas. He is also pursuing a certificate in Ethics and Leadership and Law, Politics, and Government. His legal passion is in civil rights law and appellate advocacy, especially as it relates to wrongful convictions.
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Brendan Meece is a marketing junior from El Paso, Texas. After graduating, Brendan hopes to prepare himself for a career in immigration or constitutional law by working for a few years before attending law school.
Matina Smith is a freshman government major in the Liberal Arts Honors program from Houston, Texas. She hopes to add on a degree in journalism and a minor in philosophy of law.
Mantra is a Plan II and biomedical engineering freshman from Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. He is an active member of the UT Senate of College Councils and UT Student Government, as well as an editor at The Daily Texan. Mantra is also the co-founder of Empowering Africa Inc., a nonprofit organization that creates scholarships for underprivileged students in West Africa. He hopes to attend law school and is especially interested in immigration policy and human rights law.
Noam Benavi is a sophomore and a born and raised Austinite. He is a Plan II and Mathematics double major at the University of Texas and the academic chair for the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. Noam’s legal interests include constitutional law, criminal law, and patent law, among others. He hopes to attend law school upon graduation.
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.
Hubert is a junior electrical engineering and history double major from Houston, Texas. After graduating, Hubert hopes to go to law school to prepare for a career in civil litigation or constitutional law. He wants to make a world a better place for everyone.
Saanya is a Business Honors and iMPA junior 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.
Yasmine Kayali is a third year Health and Society and Government major from Cleveland, Ohio. She is also pursuing a certificate in the Business of Healthcare through McCombs School of Business. Yasmine is currently an undergraduate research assistant at UT's Innovation for Peace and Development Lab. She is passionate about healthcare law and would like to enter a graduate program studying health policy and economics after graduation.
Alden Kelly is a sophomore from Seattle, Washington, double majoring in Government and History. She enjoys writing and reading on constitutional law. Alden plans to attend law school after graduation and hopes to clerk for a US Supreme Court justice in the future.