Violeta Alvarez

Violeta Alvarez

Law Clerk

Violeta graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in Political Science and is a 2021 J.D. graduate from UC Law, San Francisco (formerly UC Hastings). In law school, Violeta served as one of the Co-chairs for La Raza Law Students Association at UC Hastings as well as the Acquisitions Editor for the Hastings Journal of Crime and Punishment. She also founded the first organization on campus serving students impacted by the criminal justice system (SISH). Additionally, she is on the board for the recently established California System Involved Bar Association (CSIBA).

Prior to law school, Violeta was the Program Director for Berkeley Underground Scholars, a program at UC Berkeley which creates a pathway for incarcerated, formerly incarcerated and system impacted individuals into higher education. In 2018, Violeta was named Woman of the Year by state Senator Nancy Skinner for her work and leadership with formerly incarcerated students.

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