Alumni Highlight: Irina Trasovan '12, LAA President, Deputy Attorney General

Irina Trasovan serves as Deputy Attorney General in the Civil Rights Enforcement Section for the California Department of Justice.
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Irina Trasovan (pictured left) with UCI Law graduate Francisco Balderrama '13

1. How did UCI Law prepare you for your legal practice? 

The focus on experiential learning at UCI Law was invaluable to my preparation for my work as a Deputy Attorney General with the California Department of Justice. Interviewing real clients through the 1L interview program, learning from experienced practitioners in negotiation, civil rights, and trial advocacy courses, and representing clients through the 3L clinical program provided me critical legal skills essential to my practice today.  

2. What do you like best about your work? 

I really enjoy working on cases involving cutting-edge civil rights issues. Working with fellow UCI Law grad, Francisco Balderrama, '13 is a pretty good perk too.

3. What was the best part about being a student at UCI Law? 

The best part about being a student at UCI Law was getting to actively participate in the building the school – developing programs, starting organizations, and making lasting traditions.

4. How do you stay involved with the UCI Law community?

I have been a part of the Law Alumni Association since graduation and I participate in various mentorship programs.