José L. Martinez

José Martinez is an incoming first-year student at Stanford Law School.

Previously, he was an SEO Career intern at O'Melveny & Myers LLP in San Francisco, where his work included research on the legal needs of California’s disabled population and bid-rigging in U.S. public foreclosure auctions. He also refined internal compliance policies for a major electronics manufacturer, and helped draft an answer to a class-action lawsuit brought against a Fortune 500 client.

Before that, he worked at guidespark, Inc., where he helped clients like Adobe, Discovery, and Yelp craft communications on HR- and compliance-related issues. He also spent time as a community reporter for KPCC, a Los Angeles-based NPR affiliate, where he covered public health in South L.A.

In 2011, Martinez was named National Collegiate Journalist of the Year by the Society of College Journalists. That same year, he graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a bachelor's in theological studies.