by Nnamdi Anozie
Congratulations to Wesley Nute Jr. for being selected as DAYL’s One to Watch for October, 2016. A native of Arlington, Texas, Wesley obtained his B.A. from Duke University, studying Public Policy and Economics, before receiving his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law.
Wesley is an Assistant City Attorney and Community Prosecutor for the Northwest Division of Dallas. He is tasked with reducing crime and blight and improving neighborhood quality of life. And he also takes on special projects on behalf of the Dallas City Attorney’s Office, City Council, and the Mayor. He was pleased to make is professorial debut by teaching Interviewing and Counseling Clients as an Affiliate Professor for UNT Dallas College of Law in the Fall of 2015.
Wesley recently served as a facilities committee member for the DAYL 2015 Leadership Class project, Dallas Bridge Bash, which raised over $50,000 for Communities in Schools Dallas Region. He also is a member of DAYL’s Lawyers Promoting Diversity Committee.
Wesley’s involvement in the community extends to the education space, where he was a Community Fellow in Leadership ISD’s Class of 2016. His interests include using Youth Courts as an alternative disciplinary model and advocating for single gender schools as well as supporting schools of choice.
Wesley enjoys participating in the DAYL Basketball League, creative writing, and traveling. His passion for education, community, and the law make him this month’s One to Watch.