Sierra Williams

Golden Gate University School of Law

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Despite overcoming significant obstacles and adversity in pursuit of her goal to become an attorney, Sierra Williams remains committed to helping others. She is the Founding President of her law school’s Federal Bar Association’s Law Student Chapter, Founding President of the Prosecutors Alliance of California’s Law Student Chapter, President of the Public Interest Law Foundation, and Treasurer of Phi Alpha Delta. Sierra is the Immediate Past President of the Black Law Student Association and completed this year as Academic Chair. She also most recently served as the first black Editor-in-Chief of GGU’S Race, Gender, Sexuality & Social Justice Law Journal. Sierra believes in order to achieve a better justice system, we must encourage more women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community to answer the call of justice. Sierra studied International Human Rights Law in Costa Rica & was the first judicial intern with the Northern District of California Federal Bar Association’s Judicial Intern Academy during her 2L summer. Prior to law school, Sierra earned two bachelor’s degrees and an MBA. She is a single mother, and her three daughters continue to be her motivation to create a better legal system as an attorney in California. Sierra is a 3L at Golden Gate University School of Law.

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