Brandon Treviño

Associate director, pre-law career advising

Brandon meets with undergraduates, graduate students and alumni interested in and/or applying to law school. He also works with graduate students on all aspects of careers both inside and outside academia.

For students considering law school, Brandon can help students: 

  • Choose courses, concentrations, certificates and co-curricular activities 
  • Investigate careers in law 
  • Understand the application process
  • Maximize academic, leadership, and professional experiences at Princeton for future applications

For students planning and completing applications, Brandon can help students:

  • Learn how to acquire strong recommendation letters
  • Develop unique personal statements and essays communicating your backgrounds and skills
  • Identify appropriate schools to apply to
  • Network effectively with law school admission professionals, faculty members and attorneys

Before joining Princeton, Brandon served as an assistant district attorney at the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. Additionally, Brandon served as a former pre-law adviser and career counselor at Drexel University.

Brandon concurrently earned his JD from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law and a Master of Public Service from the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service.

Brandon has also worked in private practice in his home state of Colorado. As a law school recruiter, he also advised prospective students on admissions from the law school side. Brandon enjoys using his expertise in the legal industry to help Princeton pre-law students and alumni achieve their educational and career goals.

A fun fact about me is: I am an identical twin. We are so much alike that we both went to the same undergrad, law school, and did the same master’s program. Twins also run in my family. My dad is an identical twin, my aunt has identical twin boys and my cousin has fraternal twin boys. 

I wish more students knew about: Dual degree graduate programs. They are a great way to explore or combine two passions you may have as well as being cost effective if you plan on getting two degrees at some point in the future anyway. 

An internship/experiential opportunity that shaped my career path: I got to be a seasonal admissions recruiter for my law school while waiting for bar exam results and it was in this role that I found that I loved working with students and alumni and helping them explore law school and the legal field. 

I wish more students knew the Center for Career Development offered: Summer funding opportunities for students who are interested in working for social impact and public service organizations. This allows students the ability to work in unpaid roles for organizations that may not normally be able to afford the needed help.

A special aspect about the place I grew up is: Colorado is a beautiful state with lots of sunshine, mountains, plenty of outdoor activities and great sports teams. Go Broncos! 

The most interesting place I've been is: Ollantaytambo, Peru. It is a small town in Peru that is located in the sacred valley, in between Cusco and Machu Picchu. I spent a summer in grad school working with the native Quechan women with a women’s empowerment/fair trade nonprofit called Awamaki.