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San Antonio's law school

Ali Nixon

Law Success Instructor

Education

  • J.D., St. Mary's University School of Law, 2010
  • B.S., with honors, University of Texas at Austin, 2006

Honors and Awards

  • Marianist Award for Community Spirit and Cooperation, St. Mary's Law School, 2010

Specialties and Courses

  • Introduction to legal methods
  • Criminal law
  • Criminal procedure
  • Trial advocacy
  • Competency and mental health law
  • Felony prosecution

License to Practice

  • Texas

Biography

Nixon moved to San Antonio to attend the St. Mary's University School of Law in 2010. During her time at St. Mary's, Nixon served on the Board of Advocates, the External Advocacy Program Mock Trial Team and worked with the St. Mary's Criminal Justice Clinic under Clinical Professors of Law Stephanie Stevens and Anne Burnham.

After graduating from St. Mary's in 2010, Nixon joined the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney's Office, where she remained as a Assistant Criminal District Attorney for seven years. During her time at the District Attorney’s Office, Nixon had the honor of helping shape a training initiative designed to give new prosecutors one-on-one instruction and support during their early practice of criminal law. She has tried 47 jury trials and practiced before numerous members of the the county and district court judiciary here in San Antonio. She has also authored four appeals submitted to the Fourth Court. Nixon spent a small portion of her practice in competency and mental health. Nixon left the District Attorney's office as a felony prosecutor in the 186th District Court.

Before attending law school, Nixon worked with the Ex-student's Association at the University of Texas at Austin, more commonly referred to as "Texas Exes." She helped foster student leadership development, student scholarship recognition and served as a mentor for the Camp Texas program.
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