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Nicholas Espiritu

Nicholas Espiritu

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Nicholas Espíritu is a 2004 graduate of the UCLA School of Law, with a concentration in Critical Race Studies. He is a staff attorney at the National Immigration Law Center where his docket currently includes challenges to President Trump’s Muslim Ban, IRAP v. Trump, and Arizona’s denial of driver’s license to DACA recipients, ADAC v. Brewer. Previously, he was an attorney at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the Thurgood Marshall Fellow at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, and the Judge Constance Baker Motley Fellow at the Equal Justice Society. His prior litigation included challenges to Texas and Arizona’s attempts to disenfranchise Latino voters through racial gerrymandering and voter registration restrictions, Arizona’s SB 1070 and other omnibus state anti-immigrant laws, anti-solicitation laws targeting day laborers, and denial of municipal services to Black and Latino residents of unincorporated rural areas.


March 13, 2018
Re: Orin Kerr

Orin Kerr was quoted about the need for legal restraint when deciding cases involving cyberspace. "Criminal law is a blunt instrument that should be used only as a last resort," said Kerr. "The state's power to deny individuals their freedom is an extraordinary power, and it should be reserved for harms that other mechanisms cannot remedy."


Robert K. Rasmussen
January, 2018

"Puerto Rico and the Netherworld of Sovereign Debt Restructuring," Workshop, Duke Law School, Durham, NC. 

Pauline Aranas
January, 2018

Pauline Aranas participated on a panel on "Effective Assessment:  Measuring Your Law Library's Impact" at the Association of American Law School's Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Pauline Aranas
January, 2018

Pauline Aranas concluded her year-year term on the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law School's Section on Law Libraries and Legal Information.