Alejandra Martinez was born in Minnesota to immigrant parents who raised her in a Spanish-speaking home in the Rio Grande Valley. Ms. Martinez graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law with cum laude honors. As a law student, Ms. Martinez represented low-income immigrant clients in the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic. Ms. Martinez also served as a staff writer in The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Race & Social Justice. Thereafter, Ms. Martinez was selected to serve on The Scholar’s editorial board as an associate editor. Ms. Martinez also worked as a research assistant for Professor Ramona Lampley and Professor Erica B. Schommer. Finally, Ms. Martinez worked as a law clerk with DMCA for over a year and helped draft appellate briefs to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Board of Immigration Appeals. Ms. Martinez is now a licensed attorney with DMCA’s litigation section.
Comment: Veterans Banished: The Fight to Bring Them Home, 19 Scholar 329 (2017)
Francisco Leos Award for Excellence in Clinical Studies, St. Mary’s University School of Law, 2016-2017
Vol. 19 Staff Writer of the Year Award, The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Race & Social Justice, 2016-2017
Vol. 19 Staff Writer Excellence Award, The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Race & Social Justice, 2016-2017