Professor Karen Carrera received her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in1992 and is an active member of various non-profit boards serving the community. She has received several honors and awards for her work providing legal assistance to under-served communities.
From 1992 to 1996, Professor Carrera worked as a public interest lawyer at La Raza Centro Legal in San Francisco, representing clients with employment discrimination and wage and hour claims. From 1996 through 2003, Professor Carrera worked as a Deputy City Attorney representing the City and County of San Francisco in prosecuting code violators and businesses that engaged in unlawful business practices. Since 2003, Ms. Carrera has been a partner at Villegas Carrera, LLP in San Francisco, representing clients in employment discrimination and wage and hour class actions.
Professor Carrera has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Hastings since 2009, teaching Legal Writing Research, Negotiation & Settlement, Client Interviewing & Counseling, and Representing Spanish Speaking Workers in Employment Law.
Juris Doctor, U.C. Hastings College of the Law (1992)