Whitney Rubenstein practices both law and social work, and is the Director of the Social Work Practice at the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) where she oversees staff, and graduate level social work and law student interns, in the provision of holistic representation to clients of EBCLC. Whitney’s legal work at EBCLC focuses on advocating for young people being pushed out schools and into the juvenile legal system. She engages in a full range of litigation, representing clients in expulsion hearings, special education proceedings, and in juvenile court. Whitney began her legal career as an Equal Justice Works Fellow at EBCLC. During her fellowship, she worked with families at the intersection of the public housing and juvenile justice systems, where she represented youth in juvenile court and their families in housing matters both in civil court and in administrative hearings. Prior to attending law school, Whitney was a Staff Social Worker at the Center for Family Representation in New York.
J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law (2014)
M.S.W., Columbia University School of Social Work (2008)
B.A., Bates College (2005)