Born and raised in San Francisco, Shirley Luk is a rising third-year student at the University of San Francisco School of Law. She graduated from New York University in 2019, majoring in environmental studies and minoring in environmental biology and sociology. She initially decided to pursue a legal education because of her interest in environmental law, but recently, her interests have shifted to public interest law in general. Last summer, she was a law clerk at Housing and Economic Rights Advocates, a legal non-profit based in Oakland that is dedicated to helping vulnerable populations in California, particularly with issues of credit discrimination and predatory lending practices. This summer, she will be working with Bay Area Legal Aid’s immigration unit.
After law school, she hopes to continue working with public interest organizations and local government sectors committed to building a better future through legal, social, and environmental advocacy. In her free time, Shirley enjoys spending time with friends, taking care of her plants, baking, and exploring new hiking trails.