Meet our 2021-2022 HPILF President, Molly McNerlin! (She/her/hers). Molly is a 2L from Ukiah, California. She studied Communication at UCSB. Molly is passionate about criminal law and is an aspiring District Attorney. She is an active member on our UC Hastings campus as a LEOP tutor and OASIS DGL for Criminal Law, and is on Trial Team. Molly is a rooftop bar connoisseur and enjoys spending her free time with her Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Gatsby!
Meet Sofia De Guzman (she/they), HPILF Co-Vice President! She’s a 2L from Stockton, CA and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2020 with a degree in Political Science. Besides HPILF, Sofia is on the exec board of OUTlaw and is co-President of the Pilipinx-American Law Society. In her free time she enjoys rollerblading around the city, playing video games (anyone Valorant?), and cuddling with the love of her life @momochithecorgi.
Meet Ryan King (he/him/his), HPILF Treasurer! Ryan was born and raised in Long Beach, California, and attended CSULB, earning a B.A. in history. He is a 2L who is committed to pursuing a career in public defense. In addition to HPILF, he is also a staff editor for the Hastings Journal of Crime and Punishment. In his spare time, you can catch him skateboarding around the hills of the city or somewhere rooting for the Dodgers and Lakers.
Meet Lauren Noga (she/her/hers), HPILF Co-Gala Chair! Lauren is from Lafayette, California and graduated from UCLA with a double major in History and French. She is also on Hastings Moot Court team, a LRW teaching assistant, and is on the Hastings International and Comparative Law Journal. She is passionate about criminal law and is an aspiring Federal Prosecutor. In her free time, she loves to hang out at the park with friends, drink wine, and cook!