Renée Schomp

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Senior Staff Attorney
Why I work at OneJustice:

My work is grounded in the core belief that everyone deserves equitable access to justice through legal representation.

Professional Background:

I’ve worked in New York, Detroit, Mexico City, and the Bay Area on social justice issues ranging from counter terrorism and human rights to workers’ rights, both on the ground as a legal services advocate and in federal and municipal policy advocacy. I’ve traveled to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to publish in the Huffington Post on the post-9/11 military commissions hearings for detainees and I’ve worked in Mexico City to help deported migrant families reintegrate into their communities.

I currently lead OneJustice’s Pro Bono Justice Consulting team, working with legal services organizations and pro bono partners to facilitate and teach design of pro bono projects. I previously spent two years leading OneJustice’s Justice Bus Project in Northern California bringing free legal services to veterans, immigrants, seniors, and low-income families throughout rural California. Thanks to an Equal Justice Works fellowship sponsored by Fenwick & West LLP, I spent the following two years designing and leading the Rural Immigrant Connect project at OneJustice, connecting immigrants in California’s Central Valley with ongoing legal representation from Bay Area-based pro bono attorneys through virtual technology.

I regularly speak on panels and facilitate design workshops throughout the U.S., including at SXSW Conference; the American Bar Association/NLADA Equal Justice Conference; the Legal Services Corporation Technology Initiative Grants Conference; and the Equal Justice Works Legal Development Training Conference, among others.

I received my Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in political philosophy, gender & sexuality theory, and Spanish with a colloquium focused on national identities and the U.S. Mexico border. I received my Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School, and I am an attorney barred in the State of California. I am fluent in Spanish.

I really love:

I really love spontaneous dance parties, rainbows, talking about starting a book club, and all large bodies of water.