After graduating from Prosecutor Academy at Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office, Olivia Wheat spent two months of her first law school summer studying International Criminal Law and International Human Rights Law in The Hague, Netherlands. With the remainder of her 1L summer, Olivia was a tutorial student at Oxford University, studying International Criminal Prosecution under the guidance of Professor Susan Lamb.
In her second year, Olivia interned at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and represented GGU as a member of its National Trial Team, competing against law schools from across the United States at the Capitol City Challenge competition in Washington, DC. Olivia’s second year summer was spent as a 2L Honors Clerk at the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office, where she had the opportunity to appear on record as a certified law student. Here, Olivia conducted preliminary hearings, argued motions, handled restitution matters and participated in the creation of a Fatal Fentanyl Prosecution Unit.
Currently, Olivia is the Co-Captain of the National Mock Trial Team, Vice-President of GGU’s Society of Litigators and an active member of the Litigation Center. These groups have been a source of long-lasting friendships, supportive mentors, job opportunities and practice-ready training since her first semester of law school. Passing on the tradition of mentorship at GGU, Olivia is grateful for the opportunity to have been a Teaching Assistant in the Introduction to Litigation course and is currently a Teaching Assistant for Advanced Trial Advocacy. Olivia’s goals for her final year of mock trial are to continue to strengthen her practical trial skills and build on the strong bonds already formed with her teammates. She is looking forward to being an Honors Post-Bar Clerk at the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office, and can’t wait to be back trying cases in the courtroom.