Stephanie Campos-Bui (she/her) is a Deputy Director in the Policy Advocacy Clinic at Berkeley Law. Since joining the clinic in 2015, Stephanie has researched and documented the impact that fees and fines have on communities of color. She is the co-author of 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), and Fee Abolition and the Promise of Debt-Free Justice for Young People and their Families in California (2019). Stephanie has worked in coalition with community groups across multiple states on fee abolition bills in the juvenile and criminal injustice systems and currently co-leads a national effort to abolish all fees and fines imposed on youth in the justice system.
Prior to joining the clinic, Stephanie served as a Public Interest Fellow at the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) in its Education, Defense and Justice for Youth Practice where she held school-based legal clinics in Oakland and provided special education representation to youth at risk of dropping out of school and entering into the juvenile system. During law school, she participated in EBCLC’s Health/Welfare Clinic and then-Policy Advocacy Clinic and received the Brian M. Sax Prize for Excellence in Clinical Advocacy-Honorable Mention in recognition of her work.
Stephanie graduated from Berkeley Law in 2014 and from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in English and minor in ethnic studies in 2011. She is a member of the California Bar.