After graduating from the University of Houston Law Center in 2016, Armin Salek decided to combine his passions for education and the law into one career. While developing a legal practice, he established the first high school legal aid clinic in the country at Akins High School in Austin, Texas.
Under his license and mentorship, the Legal Eagles in the Eagle Aid clinic prepare wills, complete immigration applications, and support the legal needs of custodians, teachers, security officers, administrators, and community members in South Austin. The students also learn about trial strategy, legal writing, professional ethics, and extralegal factors in the legal system. Salek is currently working to expand high school clinical programs across Austin ISD while earning his Master of Education Policy and Management from Harvard as the recipient of a Zuckerman Fellowship. His goal is to have legal aid clinics and legal curriculum at five campuses across Austin ISD by 2025.
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