Thomas Nazario

Thomas Nazario

Professor of Law


University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA USA


Nobody ever told me as a kid that I could really amount to much at all.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
He grew up in Spanish Harlem, a ghetto in New York City.
One Thanksgiving, he saw a woman going through a garbage can with her daughter-that was their Thanksgiving dinner.
He realized that the planet wasn't as good as he'd thought it was, and he resolved to work to improve it.
His family raised him as a Spanish speaker, and he also struggled with dyslexia, so school was hard for him.
Finally he met a mentor that helped him out, and he was able to start excelling.
Says that without that mentor, he might not have succeeded; says that society tells kids of color that they won't amount to much.
Because of that, he's focused his law work on children's rights, especially on children in third-world countries.
Says he gets frustrated because people who have the capacity to do so much good for the world often do nothing.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
CUNY City College
graduate
Graduate
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
CUNY City College
doctorate
Doctorate
Law
University of San Francisco
Career

Career

Professor of Law

I'm an attorney and law professor and work to alleviate poverty in several parts of the world.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Education
Law
Law
Helping People
Helping People

Hurdles

Hurdles

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation Immigrant
First-Generation Immigrant

As a Puerto Rican kid in New York, going to some terrible schools, nobody ever told me as a kid that I could amount to much at all.