Commencement Address to Be Delivered by UCLA Dean Luz Herrera

El Camino College Compton Center will hold its 2015 Commencement Ceremony on Thursday May 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the Tartar Stadium. The keynote speaker for the ceremony is Luz Herrera, assistant dean for clinical education, experiential learning and public service at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.

Prior to her current position, Herrera served as assistant professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law; visiting clinical professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law; visiting professor at Chapman University School of Law; and senior clinical fellow at Harvard Law School. In her various academic positions, she encouraged innovation and promoted access to justice through experiential learning. Before entering academia, Herrera ran her own law practice and founded Community Lawyers, Inc., a nonprofit organization that encourages access to affordable legal services and develops innovative opportunities for legal professionals in underserved communities.

She currently serves as chairperson for the American Bar Association’s Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities, and sits on the advisory board for California Lawyer magazine. She has also been an active member of the Task Force on Admissions Regulation Reform that developed the implementation standards for new admissions requirements for California lawyers.

Herrera earned her juris doctor degree from Harvard Law School; and received both a master’s degree in sociology and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Stanford University.

For more information on commencement, please contact the ECC Compton Center Student Life Office at 310-900-1600, extension 2800 or visit

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