Jessica Juarez is an ambitious rising 3L and the first Latina in her family to go to law school. She fell in love with the art of litigation after participating in GGU’s Summer Honors Trial and Evidence Program (1st STEP) in 2018. In her second year, Jessica interned at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, while simultaneously competing on the mock trial team in the MLK Civil Rights Trial Competition. In the Spring, she interned at the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s office and participated in the Texas Young Lawyers Association Mock Trial Competition. She is currently interning at the Bar Association of San Francisco and is the GGU National Mock Trial Team co-captain.
To further develop her litigation skills, Jessica joined mock trial and has been an active member of the Litigation Center. Competing in mock trial brought Jessica long-lasting friendships, and she enjoys the adrenaline from competing. Jessica’s goals are to continue to strengthen her practical trial skills while maintaining a strong teamwork ethic. The Litigation Center has been a huge support in Jessica’s goals to become a litigator by providing trainings, workshops, and panels focused on trial advocacy.
Jessica is a proud single parent of her supportive daughter Evelyn, who attends all of her mock trial practices. Jessica hopes to impress upon Evelyn her integrity, hard work, and love for litigation. Jessica is the current Co-Chair of La Raza Law Students Association and just received the National Trial Team Excellence Award in 2019. She is looking forward to excelling in the upcoming school year.