Law School/Year: University of San Diego School of Law, 2003
Other Graduate School/Year: Master’s, Social Work, San Diego State University, 1999
College/Year: University Of California, Los Angeles, 1997
Lizzette Herrera is a public interest attorney and worked at nonprofits in the San Diego area. She worked on guardianship cases, special immigrant juvenile status cases for abandoned immigrant foster youth, and AIDS refugee cases for the African populations in San Diego County. She also worked obtaining medical visas for HIV-positive children in Mexico to obtain medical care in the United States. She currently serves as the public interest law adviser/diversity coordinator/interim director of Agency Internship Programs at the University of San Diego School of Law.
Herrera worked in nonprofit agencies across San Diego for the past 10 years. She currently is employed in a variety of educational institutions including Southwestern College and USD School of Law. She teaches online coursework in bilingual legal terminology at Southwestern College. Herrera serves as the public interest law adviser at USD, helping students navigate the public interest legal world. In addition, she is also the interim director of the Agency Internship Program, where students receive credit for hours worked at nonprofit and government agencies. At both institutions, Herrera specializes in online and distance learning.
Herrera is a board member of La Raza Lawyers of San Diego. She is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, Lawyers’ Club of San Diego and is president of the Finance Council at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.
Herrera is a native San Diegan, growing up on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. She is bilingual and bicultural. She is a first-generation college graduate as well as the first attorney in her family.