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Self portrait of Nemuel Nyangaresi
February 12, 2019

Nemuel Nyangaresi takes political science and management information systems in a new direction.

Nemuel Nyangaresi sat toward the front of an auditorium at the University of St. Thomas Law School. He attended a panel discussion about police brutality with the commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR). Dressed in “business casual” clothes, a nice shirt and a tie, Nemuel took notes. It was part of his job as an intern at MDHR.

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Through the presentation, police officers, lawyers, and MDHR representatives talked about the high-profile case involving the death of Philando Castile, who was shot by a police officer. “It was in that meeting that I decided I wanted to go to law school,” says Nemuel, who is known around the UMD campus as “Nem.”


Nem is a senior, double majoring in political science and management information systems (MIS). Working at MDHR gave him the opportunity to apply his skills by helping others to understand and analyze information.

Nem says the internship led him to add the major in MIS. “Thomson Reuters has a database for lawyers that are looking for relevant information for specific cases,” Nem says. He’s trying to bridge the gap between his undergraduate majors and law school with a relevant position.  

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Apart from law, there is a lot of activity in Nem’s life. Read more.