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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 20, 2018
Re: Jean Reisz

Jean Reisz was interviewed whether the city of Los Alamitos opting out of California's sanctuary state law serves as evidence that the law is in violation of federal law. "Whether or not Los Alamitos opted out, that's not evidence that these laws are in violation of federal law," said Reisz. "It's just showing the city isn't in support of it or doesn't want to follow it."


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.