Anavictoria Avila is a Clinical Supervisor at Berkeley Law’s Policy Advocacy Clinic (PAC) where she supervises law and policy students for PAC’s national campaign to eliminate juvenile court debt imposed on youth and families. Anavictoria supports the clinic’s campaigns in the Southwest states, Illinois, and in the U.S. Territories. She joins PAC from the East Bay Community Law Center, where she represented youth as an Education Advocate and Clinical Instructor at the Education, Defense and Justice for Youth Clinic (EDJY). At EDJY, she trained and supervised law students while providing holistic representation to youth in special education, expulsion, and juvenile court proceedings.
Before EDJY, Anavictoria advocated for youth justice as an outreach coordinator at Northwestern Law School’s Children & Family Justice Center (CFJC) in Chicago. Through this role, she supported the Illinois Coalition for Fair Sentencing of Children in their legislative campaigns. Anavictoria graduated in 2018 from Northwestern Law School, where she did five semesters of clinic practice with CFJC. Her experience covers the multiple facets of youth representation, including trial advocacy, post-conviction litigation, clemency, immigration crossover issues, education defense, and community collaboration through grassroots organizing.
Anavictoria earned her B.A. in American Studies from U.C. Berkeley, with a concentration in violence and youth development, and a minor in art practice. She is an artist at heart, and in her free time, she paints murals and teaches painting classes in the local community.
Anavictoria Avila is teaching the following course in Spring 2023:
Courses During Other Semesters
|Semester||Course Num||Course Title||Teaching Evaluations||Fall 2022||295.5P sec. 001||Policy Advocacy Clinic||View Teaching Evaluation||295.5X sec. 001||Advanced Policy Advocacy Clinic||Spring 2022||295.5X sec. 001||Advanced Policy Advocacy Clinic||View Teaching Evaluation|