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Travis P. King ’09 has been featured in the February newsletter of the Tahirih Justice Center Houston Office for
his contributions in Tahirih's Pro Bono Network. According to the Attorney Spotlight article, King credits his
background and work as a law student in the UH Immigration Clinic as the reason he decided to join Tahirih's Pro
Bono Network.

In 2014 King became Legal Counsel at Shell, where he supports the energy trading business. Before joining Shell,
he worked at Fulbright & Jaworski (now known as Norton Rose Fulbright) and DLA Piper doing transactional
energy work. Prior to attending law school, King spent two years with the U.S. Peace Corps working as an
information technology instructor at a local college in the independent nation of Samoa.

King earned his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 2009 and was actively involved in the universi-
ty’s Immigration Clinic during the Fall 2007 and Fall 2008 semesters under the supervision of Joe Vail and Anne
Chandler, who is now the Houston Director at Tahirih.

“I joined the UHLC Immigration Clinic with the goal of developing a specialty for future pro bono work in an area
that was important to me. I planned to practice transactional law professionally after graduation, but I also
realized that there were relatively limited opportunities to apply transactional skills to pro bono cases. I saw in
the clinic the chance to develop skills in area of law that would allow me, both during law school and after, to
help people in an area where the need was great. My immigration work has focused primarily on asylum and U
Visa cases. I have used to lessons learned in the clinic to help a woman escape religious persecution in Iraq, a
Cameroonian student democracy activist escape torture at the hands of his own government, and others as well,”
said King.

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