Yasmine Tager is a Clinical Teaching Fellow in the Policy Advocacy Clinic. She received her juris doctor with a Public Interest and Social Justice Certificate from Berkeley Law in 2018. She received her B.A. in rhetoric with honors from UC Berkeley in 2013 and a certificate in mediation from the Université Saint-Joseph in Beirut, Lebanon.
In law school, Tager won several honors in her courses and was a nominee for the Board of Advocates Best Advocate Award in Alternative Dispute Resolution. She served on the Board of Advocates, was co-publishing editor of the Berkeley Law Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Law, and she was co-director of and education rights holder through the Foster Education Project.
During the academic year, Tager interned at the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) representing youth in juvenile court proceedings and expulsion hearings (2017), externed for Magistrate Judge Jacqueline S. Corley at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (2017) and at the San Francisco County Public Defender representing youth charged with criminal offenses (2018), and she served as a graduate research assistant for Professor Ty Alper (2017-18). During her law school summers, Tager worked as a legal intern at White & Case in Doha and Dubai on arbitration and pro bono matters (2016) and in the San Francisco law firm of Morrison & Foerster as a litigation associate representing paying and pro bono clients (2017).
After law school, Tager spent a year as a litigation associate at Morrison & Foerster conducting legal research, preparing depositions, and drafting discovery responses and dispositive motions. Since 2019, she has served as EBCLC’s Inaugural Brian Lewinstein Equal Justice America Fellow, training and supervising law students to represent youth in juvenile delinquency, school discipline, special education, and record sealing cases, and to advocate for local and statewide criminal justice reform with community-based organizations.