Stephanie Campos-Bui is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and co-director of the Policy Advocacy Clinic at Berkeley Law where she supervises interdisciplinary teams of law and public policy students in the pursuit of non-litigation strategies to address systemic racial, economic, and social injustice.
Stephanie’s research and advocacy focuses on the impact that fees, fines, restitution, and bail have on communities of color. She has co-authored several reports including High Pain, Low Gain: How Juvenile Administrative Fees Harm Low-Income Families in Alameda County, California (2016), Making Families Pay: The Harmful, Unlawful, and Costly Practice of Charging Juvenile Administrative Fees in California (2017), Fee Abolition and the Promise of Debt-Free Justice for Young People and their Families in California (2019), and Coming Up Short: The Unrealized Promise of In re Humphrey (2022). Stephanie has worked in coalition with community groups across multiple states on successful fee and fine abolition campaigns in the juvenile and criminal injustice systems.
In 2022, Stephanie received the U.C. Berkeley Chancellor’s Award for Community Engaged Teaching. She received an honorable mention by the Clinical Legal Education Association for Excellence in a Public Interest Case or Project in 2020. While she was a law student, Stephanie was awarded the Brian M. Sax Prize for Excellence in Clinical Advocacy – Honorable Mention. She is a graduate of Berkeley Law and a member of the California Bar.
B.A., UC Berkeley (2011)
J.D., Berkeley Law (2014)
Stephanie Campos-Bui is teaching the following courses in Fall 2023:
Courses During Other Semesters
|Semester||Course Num||Course Title||Teaching Evaluations||Spring 2024||290B sec. 01||Advanced Policy Advocacy Clinic Seminar||295.5X sec. 001||Advanced Policy Advocacy Clinic||Spring 2023||295.5X sec. 001||Advanced Policy Advocacy Clinic||View Teaching Evaluation||Fall 2022||290A sec. 001||Policy Advocacy Clinic Seminar||View Teaching Evaluation||290B sec. 001||Advanced Policy Advocacy Clinic Seminar||View Teaching Evaluation||295.5P sec. 001||Policy Advocacy Clinic||View Teaching Evaluation||295.5X sec. 001||Advanced Policy Advocacy Clinic||View Teaching Evaluation||Spring 2022||295.5X sec. 001||Advanced Policy Advocacy Clinic||View Teaching Evaluation|
Stephanie Campos-Bui, an assistant clinical professor of law at Berkeley Law and Policy Advocacy Clinic, said California law previously authorized the criminal legal system to charge people with over 90 different fees.
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Stephanie Campos-Bui, Clinical Supervising Attorney in the Policy Advocacy Clinic, explains why juvenile court fines and fees are bad practice, as PAC and a coalition of prominent youth advocacy groups launch Debt Free Justice, a national campaign to abolish court-imposed fines and fees
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Research by the Policy Advocacy Clinic spurs Orange County’s decision to end collection and discharge $18.5 million in fees charged to families with children in the juvenile system before 2018.
Stephanie Campos-Bui, Clinical Supervising Attorney in the Policy Advocacy Clinic, discusses the decision from the Orange County Board of Supervisors to join other counties throughout California in ceasing collection of old juvenile fines and fees
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Lawyers, researchers, and advocates discuss best practices and strategies for abolishing these regressive charges nationwide.
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