Juan Ramos

Adjunct Professor of Law / Attorney at Law


B.A., cum laude, Economics, 1994, Harvard University; M.P.P., 1996, University of Michigan; J.D., 2004, Stanford University; Member, California State Bar

Joined Southwestern: 2008

Career Highlights

Professor Ramos has experience in transactional law, including corporate, contracts, real estate, and business law.  Through his experience at premier law firms, as in-house counsel, as a contracts professor, and in his private practice, he has advised clients and management on business issues, legal compliance matters, and strategic initiatives.

In his private practice, Professor Ramos advises clients on business matters such as corporate governance, entity formation, and due diligence.  He represents clients in connection with structuring, negotiating and documenting commercial transactions.  Professor Ramos assists clients in reviewing corporate documents and legal agreements and advises them on strategic initiatives and business compliance issues. He also assists clients with due diligence in connection with business transactions.

As in-house counsel at a private company, Professor Ramos provided senior executive management legal advice on company matters across various departments. His law firm experience included doing corporate work and practicing real estate law at premier law firms.  Through his involvement as a board member in several nonprofits serving the community in which he was raised, he uses his legal skills and experience to give back to the community. Professor Ramos is also a trustee of the Mexican American Bar Association and was previously a trustee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and a City of Los Angeles commissioner.  

Prior to law school, he was an investment banking analyst on Wall Street in New York, where he gained an understanding of the business and finance side of transactions and combines such understanding in performing legal analysis and in making decisions that require an understanding of both law and business.  
Before attending Stanford Law School, Professor Ramos attended Harvard, where he received his B.A. in Economics.

Professor Ramo's dedication to guide his students towards success is manifest in the teaching philosophy he has developed through his favorite poem "La Calle." 

I walk in darkness

In a long and silent street

And I stumble and fall and pick myself up

And I step with blind feet

On the silent stones and dry leaves

And someone behind me also steps on them (the silent stones and dry leaves)

If I come to a stop, it stops too

If I run, it runs too

I turn to see: (there is) no one

Everything is dark and with no way out

And I turn and turn (different) (street) corners

And they always lead to the street

Where no one awaits me nor follows me

Where I follow a man that stumbles and picks himself up

And says when he sees me: "no one"

En una calle larga y silenciosa.

Ando en tinieblas y tropiezo y caigo

y me levanto y piso con pies ciegos

las piedras mudas y las hojas secas

y alguien detrás de mí también las pisa:

si me detengo, se detiene;

si corro, corre. Vuelvo el rostro: nadie.

Todo está oscuro y sin salida,

y doy vueltas y vueltas en esquinas

que dan siempre a la calle

donde nadie me espera ni me sigue,

donde yo sigo a un hombre que tropieza

y se levanta y dice al verme: nadie.



"While learning can feel and be lonely at times, and while you may stumble and feel lost, a good teacher is there with you all along and is that "someone" who is there in your seemingly lonely journey."