Rosa Bay is the Director of the Education Advocacy Clinic at the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC). The Education Advocacy Clinic advocates for students, primarily youth of color with disabilities, being pushed out of school and into the juvenile legal system. Law students in the Education Advocacy Clinic represent clients in expulsion hearings, special education proceedings, and in juvenile court.
Rosa joined EBCLC in 2010 to start a school-based legal services program in several Oakland Unified School District middle schools. The Education Advocacy Clinic was established in 2014 as a response to the discrimination and inequities faced by multiply marginalized students with unmet learning needs in districts all over Alameda County. Rosa regularly provides training to public defenders and other youth advocates on how to provide education advocacy to system-involved youth. She has presented at the National Juvenile Defender Center Leadership Summit and at the Pacific Juvenile Defender Center Roundtable. As a first generation Latina lawyer, Rosa is committed to training and mentoring law students from marginalized backgrounds who want to do social justice work.
J.D., Boston College Law School (2008)
B.A., Sociology, U.C. Berkeley (2001)