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
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.
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.
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
Mantra is a Plan II, finance and geography sophomore from Normal, Illinois. He serves as the Undergraduate Research Co-Chair within the UT Senate of College Councils and Copy Desk Chief at The Daily Texan. He's also a Plan II Peer Mentor and does media law research with Dr. Amy Kristen Sanders. 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, international development, European soccer, and sports podcasts.
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.
Emily Pierce is an English major from Aledo, Texas. She is in the Liberal Arts Honors Program and is also pursuing certificates in German and core texts and ideas. Outside of TULJ, she runs a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students on the Autism spectrum.
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
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.
Chief Online Content Editor
Emma is a third-year English and rhetoric and writing double-major from Houston, Texas. She has worked as a poetry editor for the English department's literary journal, Hothouse, and as a publishing intern for UT's M.F.A. literary journal, Bat City Review. She currently works as an associate copy desk chief 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.
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
Jamie is a freshman Plan II and Government major with minors in Philosophy and Latin from Dallas, Texas. In addition to ULJ, he is part of Student Government as a Longhorn Legislative Aide, a member of the Phi Chi Theta business fraternity, and he works as a research assistant at the UT Law School. He is interested in the law of technology, privacy, and surveillance.
Website Editor & Writer
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 continue in academia.
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!
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.
Sanjna is a junior studying Economics and Rhetoric from Aurora, IL. She is also pursuing a certificate in Real Estate. After graduation, she hopes to attend law school and pursue a career in immigration, financial, or constitutional law.
Sophia Niño is a freshman Canfield Business Honors major from McAllen, TX. She plans to double major in International Business and attend law school after graduation to pursue a career in intellectual property or entertainment 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.
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.
Lindsay Tito is a second year Philosophy and Psychology double major from Argyle, Texas. She plans to attend law school and study human rights law with a specialization in domestic violence legal advocacy.
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.
I'm Steve and I'm an international relations & global studies major! I'm from Houston and I'm really passionate about politics as well as hiking.
Emilea McCutchan is a sophomore Journalism major from Dallas, Texas. She is also pursuing a minor in Business. Upon graduating, she plans to attend law school and study corporate or real estate law.
Sara is a sophomore double majoring in Biology and Economics and minoring in Core Texts and Ideas from Houston, Texas. Besides working for TULJ, she's a copy editor for The Daily Texan, a TA for macroeconomics, and a CNS Representative in Student Government. After graduation, she hopes to go to law school and work in a career combining law and science.
Hello, I am a junior from McAllen, Texas double majoring in Neuroscience and English. I am also in the Health Science Honors program. I am really interested in the use of Science in law. After graduating, I hope to attend law school and peruse a career in intellectual property law.
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.
I’m a second year Government and Sustainability Studies double major who plans on going to law school!
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.
Alejandro Castañeda is a third-year Government and International Relations student from Pflugerville, Texas. His interests include court reform, elections, and immigration. He plans to attend law school after graduating and pursue civil rights law. He is also a writer and editor for the Texas Orator. In his spare time, he is listening to podcasts, reading books, or shopping.
Jackie Pillow is a freshman Canfield Business Honors major from Fort Worth, Texas. Outside of TULJ, Jackie is a member of Alpha Chi Omega and involved in Younglife. Jackie's passions include education policy and prison reform.
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.
Kennedy is a freshman Business Honors major from Harlingen, Texas. Upon graduation, she hopes to attend law school and currently is most interested in business law, civil rights law, and family law. Beyond TULJ, Kennedy enjoys volunteering within her community and playing tennis.
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.
Nicholas is a J.D. applicant & senior at the University of Texas with a major in Government and minor in Rhetoric & Writing. As a law-school hopeful, he has taken numerous courses with professors from Texas Law in an effort to prepare himself for the next phase of his academics in law school. As a writer for the TULJ, Nick hopes to share what he has learned in these experiences.
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.
I'm a 3rd year double major in English and Mexican American Studies with a minor in Government and a certificate in Ethics and Leadership in Law, Politics, and Government. I enjoy politics, my comfort movie is Pride and Prejudice, and my favorite color is pink. One day I hope to become a civil rights attorney and eventually a politician.
I am a Liberal Arts Honors student studying government and history with a business minor. Outside of TULJ, I am assistant director of the IFC Judicial Board, president of the Zavala After School Program, a member of the Phi Delta Phi Philanthropy Committee, and a runner for a local law firm. I plan to go to law school and study corporate, real estate, or intellectual property law. My favorite hobby is thrifting, specifically collecting vintage hats.