Julia Vázquez teaches Spanish for Lawyers at UCLA School of Law. She is currently Supervising Attorney for the Immigration Law Clinic, Director of Community Lawyering Clinic, and Lecturer in Law at Southwestern Law School.
Vázquez received her B.A, M.A., and J.D. at UCLA. During law school, she was a Public Interest Law Program, Immigration Law Clinic, and Critical Race Studies student. She served as President of the Immigration Law Society, Co-Chair of La Raza Law Students Association, Articles Editor for the Chicana/o Latina/o Law Review and Writing Advisor in the First-Year Lawyering Skills Course. She volunteered as Student Director for the Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project's UCLA Detention Center Clinic, and UCLA's Migrant Summer Leadership Program. Prior to earning her law degree, Professor Vázquez completed an M.A. in Education with a focus on critical pedagogy and worked for several years as a teacher-and-parent educator in South Central Los Angeles.