Heather Warnken

Legal Policy Associate
Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
2850 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 500
Berkeley, CA 94705-7220
Tel: 510-642-3466
Fax: 510-643-7095
Email Address: hwarnken@law.berkeley.edu


Heather B. Warnken, Esq., is a Legal Policy Associate at the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law & Social Policy.  Her current projects at the Warren Institute include collaborations with the San Francisco Juvenile Probation Department and multiple projects addressing crime victims’ rights and services statewide. 

Prior to joining the Warren Institute, Warnken graduated with honors from John Hopkins University and earned her JD cum laude and with pro bono distinction from Suffolk University Law School (spending her third year of law school at Berkeley Law).  Warnken clerked for the Honorable Joseph F. Murphy, Jr. of the Court of Appeals of Maryland. 
 
Warnken earned her Masters of Law at Berkeley Law where she received the Jim Fahey Safe Homes for Women Fellowship, presented annually to a UC Berkeley graduate student with a deep commitment to ending violence against women. Warnken has worked with the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence on multiple amicus briefs, and has provided direct legal services in domestic violence, custody, support, and child welfare matters at the Family Violence Law Center (Oakland, CA), the California Habeas Project (San Francisco, CA), Children’s Legal Services (Brookline, MA), and the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau (Cambridge, MA). 

Education:
LL.M., UC Berkeley (2011)
J.D., Suffolk University Law School (2009)
B.A., John Hopkins University (2004)