Vivian T. Wong is a Skadden Law Fellow at Learning Rights Law Center, a nonprofit education legal services organization serving low-income families. She represents justice-involved young people with disabilities in special education proceedings and school discipline matters.
Prior to law school, she received a Stanford Public Interest Network Fellowship to help first-generation, low-income students to apply and prepare for college. She worked closely with students who grappled with abusive families, unstable homes, gang violence, and anxiety over poverty and legal status. During her 1L summer, she clerked at the National Center for Youth Law where she worked on impact litigation addressing school force-out issues that disproportionately affect students of color and students with disabilities. During her 2L summer, she interned at the Education, Defense, and Justice for Youth Clinic at the East Bay Community Law Center, where she represented justice-involved youth in education and delinquency proceedings. During her 3L school year, she externed at Public Counsel and the Alliance for Children’s Rights. Through a career in holistic advocacy, she hopes to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline and ensure that all youth of color and with disabilities receive a quality education.
Vivian received a B.A. from Stanford University and a J.D. from University of California Los Angeles School of Law, where she specialized in the Critical Race Studies and David J. Epstein Public Interest Program in Law and Policy programs.