Vivian M. Martinez

LMU Loyola Law School

Vivian M. Martinez is a second-year law student and Public Interest Scholar at LMU Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. Vivian currently engages in immigration advocacy and direct representation of clients at the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic. In this capacity, she also implements advocacy projects to advance the rights of immigrant communities of East Los Angeles and Boyle Heights. Since 2020, Vivian has devoted her extracurricular activities to the issue areas of immigration, disability law, and LGBTQ+ rights as a member of La Raza de Loyola, and the Disability Law Society.

Vivian is passionate about pursuing a career in direct legal services after graduation. During her first-year summer, she was a Rural Summer Legal Corps Fellow at California Rural Legal Assistance, where she assisted with employment and immigration matters for LGBTQ+ rural communities in the Central Coast and Central Valley. Throughout her service, Vivian showed incredible leadership, poise, and dedication as a Fellow.

Prior to law school, Vivian was an advocate for public service organizations, such as California Latinas for Reproductive Justice, and Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice which served the Latinx community with a focus on low-income, undocumented immigrants, LGBTQ+ individuals and young women. Vivian intends to incorporate her experience in holistic services to uplift immigrant communities and show them that the law is not only within reach, but that they are deserving of it.

In 2017, Vivian graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, and Global & International Studies.