Category Archives: Messages from the EIC

IK Signing Off!

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This year’s yearbooks were actually printed! There are limited copies so grab yours before it’s too late! Please pick them up from either the SBA office or contact the 2016-2017 SBA President to get your copy! Graduating class, don’t worry! There are enough copies for you! 🙂

If we run out of copies, the PDF version will be posted 🙂

Good luck studying for the bar! And the rest, enjoy your summer!

IK signing out…

1-on-1 with the 1L Representatives!

I had the wonderful opportunity to sit down and speak to our amazing 1L Reps to get to know them a little bit more! I hope that everyone takes a moment to chat with them as well and learn something amazing about them! Without further ado, I present to you…your marvelous 1L Reps!

Kristopher (Kris) Escobedo 


Kristopher was born and raised in Southern California and graduated from Cal State University, Dominguez Hills with a degree in Political Science.  He loves to travel and has a thirst for adventure, having traveled to 31 countries to date! His life motto,

“Get lost with Kris.”

This also happens to be the name of his social media campaign where Kris posts about free events all over Los Angeles and Southern California, working to inspire people to go out and explore their own city.

Kris chose to attend law school in order to help others, and to protect the ideas of others. He has an interest in corporate law and intellectual property law,  but hasn’t decided exactly what field he wants to go into.

His favorite food is Mexican food and all time favorite place to eat is El Cielito Lindo in DTLA.

Kris’ message to his fellow 1Ls:

I am approachable, down to earth, loyal, and if I don’t know the answer to something, I’ll try my best to find one.

“Get Lost with Kris” on:

Instagram and his blog!


Ashlee Gilford


Ashlee was born and raised in Rancho Cucamonga and graduated from UC Riverside with a degree in Political Science. Ashlee is very involved with her church where she volunteers her time for dance and music. In her spare time, Ashlee loves to watch movies and play spots such as flag football and basketball. Her favorite TV shows include A Different World, Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Ashlee has always wanted to be an attorney and is currently interested in Family Law.

She loves any kind of seafood, especially crab and loves restaurants such as Boiling Crab, LA Crab House in Rancho Cucamonga and her favorite, Joe’s Crab Shack. Ashlee loves old school R&B and Christian music, with Usher’s “My Boo” as her all time favorite song.

Ashlee’s Motto:

Keep God first.

Her message to her fellow 1Ls:

I’m open to 1L suggestions.

Ashlee likes to get feedback from her class and brings their concerns to the SBA meetings held every 2 weeks.


Armando Murrieta


Armando was born and raised in Visalia, California and graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Liberal Studies. He also holds a Masters in Arts and Humanities. Armando has been playing soccer since he was 4 years old and used to coach girls’ soccer for 7 years.

One of the most exciting things Armando has done is that he’s had the opportunity to run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. He loves Japanese food and loves ramen noodles from his favorite restaurant in Fullerton known as What’s Up Men. His favorite type of music is Latin Jazz and his current jam happens to be “Lady Don’t Tek No” by Latyrx.

Armando chose law school because he wants to help those without representation and is interested in Special Education Law and Children’s Law.

Armando’s message to his fellow 1Ls:

Don’t worry. We’ll get through this.

Armando is currently a part-time 1L.

Catch Armando running with the bulls at 2:05 here!




Student Org: In Vino Veritas

Hello my dearest Poets! I wanted to highlight a new student organization we have on campus, In Vino Veritas. Please take a moment to read through what the organization is about and attend their next event (details below!).

In Vino Veritas.

Mission Statement:

The purpose of In Vino Veritas is to bring together students, professors, alumni, professionals as well as local community members to learn and explore the social, cultural and legal aspects of wine, as well as to enjoy the pleasures that wine, fine food, and good conversation provide.

As a new organization on campus, IVV’s vision is to provide an opportunity for students to further develop a hobby that is sometimes perceived to be unaffordable and inaccessible. We wanted to create a Group at Whittier Law School that will help us all learn about wine in a casual, cost-sensitive way among friends; to explore the legal business opportunities as they relate  to the wine industry, such as wine production, marketing, intellectual property (specifically trademark), land use law, regulatory law.

Join Whittier Law’s IVV, for their 1st on campus event as we compare wines from around the world!! Come taste wines from France, Portugal, Spain, Argentina, Italy and the good ol’ USofA. We will explore each country’s wine region. Then we will taste! There will be at least five types of red wines on the menu: pinot noir, malbec, sangiovese, cabernet, and more. Wednesday, April 15th from 5:00 – 9:00pm, wine tasting approximately from 6-8pm.


Thank you to Julieta Echeverria for kindly sharing your organization with us! 


The Zealous Advocate is the student-run digital newspaper. This year the ZA is being revamped to run online, so make sure you check back in for updates!

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