Camille Pannu

  • Hosted by The Sustainable Economies Law Center
  • Sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Service location Fresno, California
  • Law school University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  • Issue area Community Economic Development/Microfinance and Related Transactional Legal Projects, Environmental Justice
  • Fellowship class year 2011
  • Program Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Camille strengthened grassroots efforts to establish green-jobs, foster economic empowerment, and build democracy in rural San Joaquin Valley communities of color through comprehensive legal services.

Fellowship Highlights

During her Fellowship, Camille:

  •  Incorporated four community-owned farms, increasing access to healthy food and local jobs.
  •  Raised over $1,000,000 for infrastructure funding in rural, low-income communities of color.
  • In partnership with her sponsors, OneJustice and Equal Justice Works, organized a Justice Bus trip from the Bay Area to the Valley to provide transactional pro bono assistance to her clients. This Justice Bus® trip and other pro bono efforts resulted in the provision of over 800 hours of pro bono services for community organizations.
  • Worked with state and local governments to cultivate local financing strategies.
  • Created resources in English and Spanish for starting worker coops in rural communities.

What’s Next

Camille currently serves as the director of the Aoki Water Justice Clinic at UC Davis School of Law (King Hall).


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Law is a powerful tool, and it can be used to serve the powerful or the powerless. Equal Justice Works enables young lawyers to make a difference by serving the nation's most vulnerable communities.

Camille Pannu /
Equal Justice Works Fellow

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