Southwestern Law School
Desirae Ibarra is a 2L at Southwestern Law School, specializing in Criminal Law. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a B.A in Politics and a B.A. in Legal Studies.
Desirae has a passion for Criminal Law and continues to learn about the complexities of the criminal legal system and alternatives to incarceration to become a better advocate for indigent clients. Desirae is committed to public service and is interested in pursuing a career in criminal defense, specifically as a public defender.
During her first year, Desirae was a 1L representative for the Mass Incarceration Awareness Law Society and the Public Interest Law Committee. She has received the Judge Harry Pregerson Public Service Fellowship for her dedication to public service. Currently, Desirae is a Southwestern Law Review staff member, Social Chair for the Black Law Students Association, and Co-President of the Mass Incarceration Awareness Law Society. Additionally, she is a research assistant for her first-year Torts and Constitutional Criminal Procedure professors, an academic mentor, and a law clerk with the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office.