Arturo González speaking to students

González Pre-Law Academy

The González Pre-Law Academy is designed for underrepresented students with demonstrated financial need who are interested in attending law school and pursuing a career in the legal field. People of color have been historically underrepresented in the legal profession, and the academy aims to help students break down barriers and overcome challenges in pursuing a career in law.

The academy will focus on exposing students to the legal profession, preparing them for the law school application process and building a supportive peer community. In partnership with OEOES Pre-Law Advising Services, students will be able to engage with a community of peers and access various resources, such as workshops and career guidance. Students looking for a more hands-on opportunity are encouraged to apply for the González Pre-Law Academy one-year cohort experience. Learn more about the cohort services, eligibility and expectations.

If you have additional questions about the academy, email us at PreLawAG@ucdavis.edu

Tatiana Moana Bush

Tatiana Moana Bush

  • Pre-Law Advisor
  • Third year UC Davis law student
  • Law interests: corporate law

I chose law school after several failed attempts at adulting. I spent 7 years working odd jobs around the world and trying to find purpose. I was fortunate enough to end up in Atlanta working at a civil rights firm. The whole firm, from receptionist to the CFO, was a person of color; mostly women of color. This excellence inspired me to pursue law school to become a conduit for positive change in my community.

Vannalee Cayabyab

Vannalee Cayabyab

  • Pre-Law Advisor
  • Second-year UC Davis law student
  • Law interests: immigration, labor and employment

Upon realizing that Filipinxs are greatly underrepresented in the legal field and our community is in great need of more advocates, I decided to pursue law. My ultimate goal is to be a source of legal empowerment for the Filipinx community. After studying for a year and a half at King Hall, I've had opportunities to challenge myself intellectually from working at the Immigration Law Clinic to participating in a diversity fellowship.