Gus Tupper

Gus Tupper ’20 is a clinical teaching fellow in the Policy Advocacy Clinic. He works with organizers, young people, and local groups in the Northwest and Mountain West to end racist and regressive financial penalties in the juvenile system. He is interested in racial and economic justice, social movements, and the political economy of law. He is especially interested in how law can make space for community responses to harm outside the legal system. His first article, “Breaking California’s Cycle of Juvenile Transfer,” is forthcoming in California Legal History. As a law student, Gus worked with the clinic to launch a juvenile fee repeal project in Oregon and also argued the civil rights case Chavez v. Robinson, 18-36083, as a member of the Ninth Circuit Practicum’s inaugural cohort.

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