About Derechos

What We Do

Derechos is an organization for students who are interested in pursuing a career in law or exploring career alternatives in public service. The group is devoted to creating a pre-professional community among Stanford undergraduates and encouraging Latino students to become leaders in the legal field. Derechos provides a forum for students of all backgrounds to discuss priminent social issues, legal scholarship, and public policy. We serve as a resource for the general pre-law community and welcome all students to participate in our events.

Meet Our Board

Stacy Villalobos

Stacy Villalobos
Raised in Claremont, CA, Stacy Villalobos is currently a junior majoring in Political Science. She is interested in civil rights law, immigration law, labor law, and international law. Besides Derechos, she is involved in Ballet Folklorico de Stanford, Stanford Labor Action Coalition, Stanford Immigrant Rights Project, and Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Incorporated.



Andres CanteroAndres Cantero





Nadia AridNadia Arid
Born and raised in San Jose, CA, Nadia Arid is currently a sophomore hoping to major in Public Policy. The fields of law that most appeal to her are areas concerning public health, the environment, juvenile justice and immigration. Aside from being involved with Derechos, Nadia is a head coach for the Palo Alto High School Debate Team, vice president of Stanford’s East Palo Alto Youth Court Connection, and social chair of her previous and current dorm governments.



Hirav GandhiHirav Gandhi
Born and raised in Irvine, CA, Hirav Gandhi is a senior majoring in Management Science & Engineering. He is interested in constitutional law, business law, economics and finance. In addition to Derechos, Hirav is involved in Raagapella, the Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students (BASES) and the Catholic Community at Stanford.



Justine Corella
Justine Corella
Raised in Fresno, California, Justine Corella is currently a junior majoring in History and minoring in Spanish. She is interested in civil rights law and immigration law and has previously interned at California Rural Legal Assistance in Fresno. Along with Derechos, Justine is involved in Ravenswood Reads and Habla la Noche.