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Atasi Uppal

Director, Education Justice Clinic / Co-Director, Education Defense and Justice for Youth


Juris Doctor University of Michigan Law School (2011)
B.S., Brain, Behavior & Cognitive Science University of Michigan (2008)

Atasi Uppal is Director of the Education Justice Clinic at EBCLC and co-directs the umbrella program, Education, Defense and Justice for Youth (EDJY).

She was drawn to EBCLC because of the organization’s commitment to providing legal services and policy advocacy that is deeply connected to the needs and demands of the East Bay community. Prior to joining EBCLC, Atasi worked at the National Center for Youth Law, taking part in class action litigation and policy reform on behalf of students of color and young people in the juvenile justice system. Atasi started her career as a public defender representing parents and children in child welfare and status offense proceedings.