Program
Day

Undergraduate institutions and degrees
University of California, Los Angeles

Hometown – City, State, and Country (if not the U.S.)
San Diego, California

Extracurricular and co-curricular activities
Trial Team, MPILP

Post-graduation plans
Working as a criminal defense attorney at Brooklyn Defender Services in Brooklyn, New York.

What was your most memorable law school moment?
doing mock bail arguments in front of two seasoned AUSAs and a veteran federal public defender and getting glowing praise from all three of them.

Finish this sentence: I could not have gotten through law school without…
my friends

What did you learn about yourself in law school?
That I can accomplish anything if I set my mind to it.

Who was your favorite professor and why?
Lee Kovarsky and Maneka Sinha.
Lee is just an amazing educator, and Maneka did a brilliant job running the first iteration of the Criminal Defense Clinic, as well as being a fantastic mentor and resource for someone going into public defense.

What was your favorite class and why?
Criminal Procedure.
Because it is literally what I’m going to be doing in the foreseeable future. It also affects everyone’s day to day life.

Write a message.
WE DID IT!!! Congratulations to us all, it was a long and arduous road but we made it. Now let’s go out, kick some ass, and make the world a better place.

1 Comment

  1. Dear Juan, Congratulations on this tremendous accomplishment. It’s been wonderful getting to know you over the last three years and I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors. I look forward to seeing you at future alumni events!

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