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Brenda Martinez Jaurrieta Commencement Student Speaker

May 9, 2024

Brenda Martinez Jaurrieta '24 to Deliver Class Address at Southwestern Law School’s Commencement

Brenda Martinez Jaurrieta will deliver the Class of 2024 address at Southwestern Law School's 109th commencement ceremony, set for May 17, 2024, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. 

A first-generation student from the Inland Empire, Brenda has shaped her law school career around public-interest law, with a focus on education and child advocacy. Her professional experiences include clerking for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, volunteering at Inland Counties Legal Services Expungement Clinics, and serving as a judicial extern to Judge Annabelle Cortez at Edelman Children’s Courthouse. 

At Southwestern, Brenda served as Co-President of the Women’s Law Association and Co-Vice President of the Advocates for Children’s Rights, earning recognition as a “rising star” from the Children’s Rights Clinic. 

"As I reflect on the past three years, I am grateful to have been part of a community that both inspired and challenged me,” said Brenda. “I am honored to represent the Class of 2024 as this year’s commencement speaker." 

Graduating with a Public Interest Concentration, Brenda is committed to continuing her advocacy for children and families in her future career.