Rosemary Villarreal, Gonzaga Law class of 2009, is a staff attorney for the Unemployment Law Project, located in Spokane. Her primary duties include providing clients with direct representation in unemployment appeals up through the Superior Court level, as well as advising individuals about their procedural rights, legal arguments and their self-representation strategies.
A Gonzaga University undergraduate, Villarreal always knew she wanted to help people for a living, especially after taking a Constitutional Law class as a junior. Rose mentions that every day she “finds joy in assisting people who really need help to just meet their basic needs.”
While studying law at Gonzaga, Villarreal was the vice-president of the Labor and Employment Law Caucus, as well as a semi-finalist in the annual Linden Cup competition.
The Gonzaga Loan Repayment Assistance Program, which was created in 2007, awards five outstanding alumni each year with loan repayment assistance. The 2012 recipients are all pursuing careers in public service and reflect Gonzaga’s humanistic, Jesuit, and Catholic mission.