Seema Rupani

Seema Rupani is a graduate of Berkeley Law. She joined the Community Economic Justice clinic as a Legal Fellow in 2017 to combat the economic and housing displacement of low-income communities of color and build solutions to the affordability crisis in her home of the East Bay. The clinic uses a community-lawyering approach to policy advocacy on housing issues and providing transactional legal services to minority-owned businesses, co-ops, and non-profits. During law school, Seema defended East Bay youth in the school-to-prison-pipeline at EBCLC’s Youth Defender Clinic and at the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office. She was also the inaugural Racial Justice Extern at the Contra Costa County Public Defender’s Office and worked on statewide litigation for civil rights as an intern with the ACLU of Northern California. On campus, Seema served as the Director of Equity & Inclusion for the Coalition for Diversity and the Self-Care and Healing Coordinator for the Women of Color Collective.