Lulu Vela

Lulu Vela

Lulu Gabby Vela graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Texas Pan American with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She then went on to obtain her law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law, where she graduated in the top 13% of her class. Her dedication and discipline throughout the school years earned her various awards and internships including several Deans List Awards, Faculty of Excellence Award, and an internship with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Ms. Vela was born and raised in McAllen, Texas. Her dream and desire has always been to return to the Rio Grande Valley to serve the citizens of South Texas. She is glad that dream is finally coming true.

Education:

St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas, May 2018

Juris Doctor

Honors: Cum Laude

Honors: Deans List Fall 2015, Spring 2016

Award: Faculty of Excellence Award

Honors Fraternity: Phi Delta Phi

 

University of Texas Pan American, Edinburg, Texas, May 2015

B.A., Political Science

Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Honors: Deans List, (Six of Eight Semesters)

Honors Fraternity: National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Past Employment Positions:

United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, McAllen, Texas (Judicial Intern)

Law Firm of Garcia and Ochoa, McAllen, Texas (Intern)

St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas (Research Assistant)

Activities:

Women’s Law Association, (Member)

Hispanic Law Student Association, (Member)

Languages:

Fluent in Spanish

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