Abby Popenoe

Law Clerk

Oakland, CA

Email Abby

Abby is a summer law clerk with Root & Rebound. Her summer work focuses on providing legal services to Root & Rebound’s clients in Northern California and tribal communities and supporting clients through the legal hotline. 

Abby is a rising 3L at UC Davis School of Law. While in law school, she has worked as an Indigenous Justice intern with ACLU NorCal’s Racial & Economic Justice Program and as a law clerk at California Indian Legal Services. Abby is an active member of Students Against Mass Incarceration at UC Davis and the UC Davis Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild. Prior to law school, Abby worked as an instructor for Outward Bound California and as a substitute teacher. She received her B.A., magna cum laude, in environmental studies and geology from Whitman College. 

While not advocating for clients, Abby enjoys playing outside, reading novels, and hanging out with the neighborhood cats and chickens.

Abby Popenoe

Law Clerk

Oakland, CA

Email Abby

Abby is a summer law clerk with Root & Rebound. Her summer work focuses on providing legal services to Root & Rebound’s clients in Northern California and tribal communities and supporting clients through the legal hotline. 

Abby is a rising 3L at UC Davis School of Law. While in law school, she has worked as an Indigenous Justice intern with ACLU NorCal’s Racial & Economic Justice Program and as a law clerk at California Indian Legal Services. Abby is an active member of Students Against Mass Incarceration at UC Davis and the UC Davis Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild. Prior to law school, Abby worked as an instructor for Outward Bound California and as a substitute teacher. She received her B.A., magna cum laude, in environmental studies and geology from Whitman College. 

While not advocating for clients, Abby enjoys playing outside, reading novels, and hanging out with the neighborhood cats and chickens.

Why do you come to work at Root & Rebound every day?

I believe every human is deserving of the compassion, respect, and opportunity for personal change that people impacted by incarceration are so often denied. By listening to and advocating on behalf of Root & Rebound’s clients, I am able to push back against the harmful criminal punishment system and help bring healing to individuals and communities.

Sign Up

Join our mailing list.