Equal Justice Works Fellow
Bailey is Root and Rebound’s Equal Justice Works fellow sponsored by the Clorox Company.
Bailey, a native of the Inland Empire in Southern California, graduated from NYU School of Law and from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in English. Their Equal Justice Works project aims to assist people with criminal records who face discrimination in areas of employment and public housing.
During their time at NYU, Bailey interned at a number of organizations doing work in the public interest. At the New York City Legal Aid Society for their first summer, they worked with clients in custody at the Rikers Island jail, assisting in administrative hearings by conducting legal research and client interviews. Bailey next interned for a semester at the New York City Law Department’s Legal Counsel division, where they researched legal issues arising from proposed City Council bills, in addition to drafting a memo exploring legal methods of improving temperature regulation on Rikers. Bailey completed another summer internship at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, assisting clients with name change petitions and drafting a discrimination complaint to the NYC Commission on Human Rights. Bailey also spent two summers as a law clerk at the National Housing Law Project, where they drafted sections of manuals for attorneys and other reference materials, analyzed federal laws deregulating public housing agencies, and conducted research on loan repayment practices that could force low-income people from their homes.
When they’re not working, Bailey spends time playing PC games, watching science videos, and keeping their four pet rats out of trouble.