Diane Ramirez, JD

Diane Ramirez, JD

Diane Ramirez, JD

Diane Ramirez is a third year J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School.  She is primarily interested in increasing access to justice for marginalized individuals and breaking down barriers between the justice system and the communities it serves. Diane is currently a practicing student attorney at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau and she served as the Bureau’s Outreach Director during the 2015-2016 school year. Over the past year and a half, she has represented victims of domestic violence in family law matters and unaccompanied immigrant minors. In the employment law practice she has represented victims of wage theft. Before beginning law school, Diane was a Judicial Fellow in the California Capitol Fellows program. Through the fellowship she worked as an administrator for the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles to expand juvenile delinquency diversion programs. She has also previously worked as a summer law clerk in the criminal division of the Los Angeles City Attorney and as a summer associate at the firm Covington & Burling. Diane graduated magna cum laude from Rice University with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Sociology.  She is from Atlanta, Georgia and is a first-generation college graduate. In her spare time Diane enjoys salsa dancing, running, and bird watching.