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Rafael Hurtado

Rafael Hurtado

Adjunct Professor

JD: California Western School of Law

BA: University of California San Diego

Professor Rafael Hurtado teaches Legal Writing.  He practices employment law, primarily representing employees who have been the victims of wage theft, discrimination, or retaliation.  While Professor Hurtado represents employees from all backgrounds, a high percentage of his clients are Spanish speakers.

Professor Hurtado is passionate about community service and advocacy.  He served as a volunteer and contract attorney at the Legal Aid Society of San Diego from September 2013 through June 2014 at the unlawful detainer and civil restraining order clinic.  Professor Hurtado went on to serve as General Counsel for MANA de San Diego, a Latina organization, from January 2017 to December 2019.  He currently serves as the President of the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association and was on the Board of Directors for four years prior.

Professor Hurtado enjoys exploring and his curiosity has led him to try numerous hobbies including cooking, cycling, running, swimming, hiking, camping, photography, reading, and writing.  He finds it invaluable to learn about new cultures and does so by traveling and learning new languages.

Courses taught: Legal Writing