Anya Bidwell



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Anya Bidwell is an attorney at the Institute for Justice. She operates out of the Institute’s Texas office and litigates cases to protect and promote economic, speech, and property rights.

Before joining IJ, Anya was a litigation attorney with a top national law firm, handling cases in trial and appellate courts. She earned her J.D. with honors from the University of Texas, where she worked as a student attorney at the United States Supreme Court Clinic. Two years prior to entering law school, Anya received a Master’s degree in Global Policy Studies, also from the University of Texas, and wrote a thesis on asymmetric warfare.

Anya grew up in the Former Soviet Union. Her upbringing motivated her to study law and become an advocate for a strong, independent judiciary.

Anya is an op-ed contributor to the Texas Tribune.

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