Faculty: Victoria Ortiz

Victoria Ortiz


Adjunct Professor

San Francisco
faculty bio

Adjunct Professor Victoria Ortiz pioneered the course Spanish for Lawyers, teaching it for years each semester at UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) and more recently at UC Irvine School of Law. Professor Ortiz has designed the course as an avenue for law students to become more comfortable speaking about legal matters in Spanish.

Professor Ortiz was the Dean of Students at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall (Berkeley Law), where she oversaw the Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Services, Career Development, and Registrar's Offices. She was the founding Dean of Students and Director of Admissions at UC Irvine School of Law. Before embarking on her legal career, Professor Ortiz was a teacher of French and Spanish language and Latin American Literature in university, high school, and adult education settings. She has authored a number of books and has also published many translations from Spanish to English, French to English, and English to Spanish.Professor Ortiz continues to work with law school applicants and students. She is the co-founder of Law School ACEs , a web-based company that helps its customers through the increasingly complex process of applying to law school. Professor Ortiz earned her B.A. with Honors in French and Spanish from Barnard College in New York City, and her J.D. from the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law. She can be reached at deanortiz@lawschoolaces.com .