Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice
University of California, Berkeley
School of Law
452 Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
Rachel Johnson-Farias has dedicated her legal career to making the law more accessible to low-income people and communities of color. Rachel graduated with honors from Occidental College and obtained a BA in Critical Theory and Social Justice. She went on to earn her JD degree from Berkeley Law. During law school, Rachel received the Francine Diaz Memorial Award for her commitment to social justice through legal services and advocacy.
After completing her legal education, Rachel was awarded an Equal Justice Works Fellowship to implement the Starting Over Strong (SOS) program at the East Bay Community Law Center; a juvenile reentry program for young people seeking to seal their juvenile records. Rachel’s prior experience in working with low-income clients and dedication to empowering youth led her to create Esq. Apprentice, a non-profit that provides legal training to nontraditional law students of color.