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Austin J. Pierce
Austin J. Pierce
Associate — Environmental & Natural Resources
Associate — Environmental & Natural Resources

Austin J. Pierce

Austin J. Pierce
Houston

1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002

Austin J. Pierce

Credentials

  • Duke University School of Law, LL.M., International and Comparative Law, 2018
  • Duke University School of Law, J.D., , 2018 (Executive Editor, Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law; President, Hispanic & Latino Law Students Association)
  • Washington & Lee University, B.A., Economics and Philosophy cum laude, 2015
  • Texas
  • Fluent in Spanish; Proficient in Chinese (Mandarin), French, Portuguese, and Upper Sorbian; Basic Arabic, Danish, Dutch, and Japanese
  • “An Overlapping Maze: A Comparative Law View on How Multinationals Cope with Laws, Hard and Soft, Impacting Human Rights,” International Bar Association Business and Human Rights Committee & Human Rights Law Committee, Dec. 10, 2020 (speaker)
  • “Human Rights and Environmental Law: The Overlooked Interaction Gains Traction with Climate Change,” State Bar of Texas International Law Section – International Newsletter, Vol 2(2) Summer 2020 (co-author)
  • “On Thin Ice: The Interplay of Distinct International Concerns in Determining the Development of Shipping Through the Northwest Passage,” State Bar of Texas International Law Section – International Newsletter, Vol 2(1) Winter 2020 (author)
  • “The Indigenous Question: Not a What But a Who,” State Bar of Texas International Law Section – International Newsletter, Vol 1(4) Summer 2019 (author)
  • “Development Towards Pluri-Ethnic Sovereignty in Mexico,” State Bar of Texas International Law Section – International Newsletter, Vol 1(3) Spring 2019 (author)
  • “China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Navigating Competing Interests in Chinese Geo-Economic Policy,” Duke University School of Law, Jan. 31, 2019 (panelist)