Whitney Drake, Attorney & Legal Fellow, Refugee & Immigrant Program

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Whitney Drake received a J.D. with high honors from the University of Texas School of Law. During law school, she interned at American Gateways, an organization which provides free legal services to immigrants in Austin, Texas, and at the Inter-American Court for Human Rights in San Jose, Costa Rica. She was executive editor of the Texas International Law Journal, and her student note, "Disparate Treatment: A Comparison of United States Immigration Policies Toward Asylum-Seekers and Refugees from Colombia and Mexico," was published in the Texas Hispanic Journal of Law and Policy.

 

She recently completed a year-long clerkship with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Whitney speaks Spanish and is admitted to practice law in Texas. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in Spanish and minors in Peace Studies and Latin American Studies.

 

Her fellowship is generously sponsored by Julius Glickman and the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law at the University of Texas School of Law.