Laura currently works as a clinical supervisor in the Housing Unit of East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC). In that role, Laura supervises law students in the clinical program at Berkeley Law while serving low-income clients in the East Bay dealing with a variety of housing issues, including eviction, disability discrimination, and rent disputes. Prior to joining EBCLC, Laura worked as a public defender in the Special Litigation Unit at Orleans Public Defenders in New Orleans. In addition to representing clients charged with serious felonies from arrest through jury trial, Laura developed a strategy to challenge New Orleans’ network of real-time-monitored surveillance cameras and served as the named plaintiff in a public records lawsuit brought by the ACLU and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Laura also successfully argued a case at the Louisiana Supreme Court that struck down a law criminalizing selling art outdoors as violating the First Amendment. In law school, Laura worked at the Federal Defenders of Arizona and the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta, and also spent two semesters at Stanford’s Community Law Clinic doing eviction defense, expungement, and disability benefits work.