Shaw Drake

Shaw Drake (@ShawDrake1) is staff attorney and policy counsel for border and immigrants’ rights for the ACLU of Texas and based in El Paso, Texas. Prior to joining the ACLU, Shaw served as a law clerk for the Honorable James Orenstein in the Eastern District of New York and an Equal Justice Works Fellow at Human Rights First. Before law school, Shaw worked for the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture in New York City and No More Deaths in Southern Arizona and Northern Sonora, Mexico. Shaw is a magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, where he received a Juris Doctor, a Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies, the Bettina Pruckmayr Award in Human Rights, and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He holds a bachelor’s degree with highest honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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