Stephanie Campos-Bui ’14 – Policy Advocacy Clinic Teaching Fellow
On a post-graduate public interest fellowship, Campos-Bui represented youth in special education and school discipline cases at EBCLC last fall. Since January 2015, she has worked in the Policy Advocacy Clinic co-supervising projects to: (1) reduce the burden of juvenile court fees on low-income youth and families, (2) end the criminalization of homeless people, and (3) expand legal representation of detained immigrants. While in law school, she interned for four semesters in EBCLC’s Health Law Practice and for two semesters in the Policy Advocacy Clinic, where she made significant contributions to two publications advocating for ways California should leverage the implementation of the Affordable Care Act to increase uptake of critical safety net and work support programs. Campos-Bui has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including Honorable Mention for the 2014 Brian M. Sax Prize for Excellence in Clinical Advocacy. She grew up in California, and will bring her experience as the daughter of a first generation Chinese-American and a third generation Mexican-American to the clinic’s substantive goal of increasing social inclusion and mobility in the state.
Katy Miller ’07 – Death Penalty Clinic Teaching Fellow
Miller was in the Death Penalty Clinic in her 3L year, 2006-07. She worked on several of DPC’s Alabama cases that are still pending. With her return to the Clinic, she will have an opportunity to catch up with these clients and their cases as well as take on new projects. Miller was a staff attorney at Bronx Defenders from 2007 to 2011, and a supervising attorney at Bronx in 2011-12. She has been a staff attorney at the Equal Justice Initiative since 2012, where she has been representing death-sentenced individuals in Alabama in state appellate and post-conviction proceedings, children sentenced to death or LWOP in post-Miller and post-Graham litigation, and clients in proceedings before the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles.
Katrina Natale ’15 – International Human Rights Law Clinic Teaching Fellow
Natale comes to the IHRLC with a wealth of human rights experience. She was a student in the Clinic during her 2L year, 2009-10, and worked on human rights litigation against Guatemala for enforced disappearances. The following summer, Natale went to Cambodia to conduct research on sexual violence crimes committed by the Khmer Rouge. She decided to continue her work there and stayed in Cambodia for the next four years, promoting justice for victims of the Khmer Rouge genocide with local and international human rights organizations, including spending the last 2 years as a legal officer in the Civil Party Lead Co-Lawyers Section at the UN-sponsored criminal tribunal, a court that is prosecuting former Khmer Rouge leaders.
Natale returned to Berkeley Law this spring and graduated with the 2015 class.
Mindy Phillips ’15 – EBCLC Immigration Law Clinic Equal Justice Works Fellow
Phillips’ project aims to eliminate barriers to education and employment for undocumented youth and families through legal advocacy and community education in partnership with school-based health clinics in the Oakland Unified School District. Lack of legal status compromises the education of undocumented youth and lack of education deepens poverty. Undocumented youth face multiple challenges, including educational access, inadequate housing, unfamiliarity with the legal system, fear of deportation, and limited English proficiency. Barred from legal employment, public benefits, and even internship programs and many scholarships, undocumented youth struggle to escape poverty. This project overcomes barriers to access by providing immigration legal services directly at school sites.
Jassmin Poyaoan – EBCLC Green-Collar Communities Fellow
EBCLC launched a Worker Cooperative Academy in Fall 2014, in collaboration with the Sustainable Economies Law Center and Project Equity. The Academy is the first of its kind nationally to combine a 12-week business course, hosted at a local community college, with follow-up business coaching and legal counsel. In collaboration with Project Equity, we are providing joint legal and business counsel to six enterprises from the Academy, all of which will expand ownership opportunities to low- and moderate- income workers in the healthcare, general contracting, urban agriculture, retail food and green infrastructure industries.
Poyaoan (UCLA Law ’15) will shepherd a new Academy class through the business creation process, creating opportunities not just for Academy participants but their current and future worker-owners. Her project will focus on clients who will create jobs and ownership opportunities for low- to moderate- income workers and workers with barriers to employment, to maximize the Clinic’s anti-poverty impact. Poyaoan will continue the small business representation work of the clinic, including clients in the Academy, and also expand our transactional representation of land trust clients who seek to create permanent affordable housing and commercial real estate space for social enterprises and cooperatives.
Brianna Schofield ’12 – Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic Teaching Fellow
Schofield has served the Samuelson clinic’s Research and Policy Fellow for the past two years, where she has conducted extensive research analyzing how notice and takedown procedures operate around the world, and has contributed to the Defensive Patent License project. As part of the Berkeley Digital Library Project, she and Prof. Jennifer Urban conducted a study on notice and takedown as experienced by academic libraries that will be public soon.
She assisted in supervising a clinic project in Spring ’14 and took on the full supervision of two clinic projects last year. She assisted students to develop their work product and their professionalism skills in two exciting authors’ rights projects for the Authors Alliance. One project culminated in a report (available here: http://www.authorsalliance.org/2015/04/09/keeping-your-books-available/) on steps authors can take to regain their copyright from publishers so that they can make their work more widely available. A second project, a guide for authors explaining why and how to make their writings openly accessible, is due to be released this fall.