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Paulina Reyes

California Western School of Law

Paulina Reyes is a third year law student at California Western School of Law. She currently serves as Co-President of the Immigration Law Society and Treasurer for the La Raza Law Students Association.


Paulina is an immigrant who moved with her family to the U.S. from Mexico "with almost nothing" when she was very young. She feels privileged to have obtained legal status and wants to use that privilege to fight for individuals facing injustice in the legal system. 


For several years, Paulina has advocated on behalf of victims of domestic violence, labor trafficking and violent crimes while volunteering at several immigrants' rights organizations. Paulina states, "I assist victims of domestic violence who are seeking legal protection through a restraining order, child custody order or by seeking immigration status." Her clients are women who often feel voiceless because they lack legal immigration status and are victimized by their abusers. However, Paulina works with survivors to help them move forward in their lives and find their inner voices.


Paulina is the recipient of a $500 SOAR for Justice Scholarship. Her legal advocacy for immigrant survivors is worthy of recognition.