Norma Nava is the Vice President of For People of Color, Inc. She is the author of “A Guide to the Judicial Clerkship Application Process For People of Color.” Norma is an attorney with the law firm of Lim, Ruger & Kim, LLP and focuses her practice on commercial and business litigation matters. She previously completed a prestigious fellowship with the ACLU’s Drug Law Reform Project. Norma served as a law clerk for the Honorable Oliver W. Wanger, U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of California. She graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law where she was the Co-Chair of La Raza Law Students Association, Managing Editor of the Chicano/Latino Law Review, and served as the Chair of the inaugural board of the National Latina/o Law Students Association.
Norma has dedicated her academic and professional career to assisting underprivileged communities and communities of color. During law school, Norma was a Hewlett Foundation / American Bar Association Environmental Justice Fellow. Through this fellowship, Norma worked with the California Environmental Rights Alliance (“CERA”) on litigation projects brought on behalf of communities of color against major stationary source polluters in the Los Angeles basin. She also was a participant in UCLA’s Native Nation’s Law and Policy Program where she served as a clerk for the Hopi Indian Tribal Appellate Court Project. She assisted the Tule River Indian tribe in drafting a vital land assignment ordinance. She also assisted the Council on Native Hawaiian Advancement by conducting legal research regarding tribal and environmental sovereignty.
Norma is the proud daughter of Mexican immigrants and was born and raised in East Los Angeles, California. She was the first person in her family to attain a college degree and Juris Doctor. Norma received her B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Vice President & Board Member
For People of Color, Inc.
10880 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90024
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