Renée Schomp

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Senior Staff Attorney, 

Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by Fenwick & West LLP

Why I work at OneJustice:
I work at OneJustice because I believe that everyone, no matter how much money they have, deserves equal access to legal help.

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. At OneJustice, I spent two years leading the Justice Bus Project in Northern California bringing free civil legal services to military veterans, immigrants, seniors, and low income families throughout rural and isolated California communities. I now run OneJustice’s Rural Immigrant Connect project, connecting immigrants in California’s Central Valley with ongoing legal representation from Bay Area-based pro bono attorneys through in-person and virtual technology communication. 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 really love:
I really love spontaneous dance parties, rainbows, talking about starting a book club, and all large bodies of water.