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California resident Julianne Fellmeth has served as a legal services advocate for the underrepresented across the nation for more than 20 years. Julie Fellmeth currently educates future law students and advocates public policy initiatives at the Center for Public Interest Law (CPIL), a nonprofit academic and research law firm in San Diego. Julie Fellmeth has directed CPIL since 1989. She is a practicing attorney and graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law, where she was the editor-in-chief of the University’s Law Review. She formerly clerked for Federal District Court Judge Muecke in Phoenix and worked in the early 1980s in the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. In their mission to better understand regulatory and public interest law, Julie Fellmeth and CPIL focus their efforts on state regulatory agencies in order to find out how to make the government operate more efficiently. Joining together with experienced public interest attorneys and advocates, Ms. Fellmeth and the CPIL law students and interns examine the California agencies that regulate business professions and trades. She also teaches Public Interest and Practice at the law school. Over 500 law students have graduated from the CPIL program since Professor Julianne Fellmeth took over its leadership, including attorneys now serving as judges and as leaders in the public interest community nationally. CPIL was the progenitor of the nation’s second largest utility ratepayer organization, the Utility Consumer Action Network (UCAN), and was an original home to both the Maternal and Child Health Access Foundation and the nationally recognized Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. Julianne Fellmeth is married to Professor Robert Fellmeth, who directs the Children’s Advocacy Institute and works under the aegis of the Center for Public Interest Law.

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Aug 1989Present

Director, Price Professor of Public Interest Law

Children's Advocacy Institute

Julie D'Angelo Fellmeth serves as Administrative Director and Supervising Attorney of USD's Center for Public Interest Law, of which the Children's Advocacy Institute is a part.In her role(s) as Director, Price Professor of Public Interest Law, Julie Fellmeth is responisble for training students, teaching and operating clinics, law firm operation advocating for children in California and nationally. Julie Fellmeth has several distinctive achievements:30 enacted statutes, numerous reported legal precedents, reports, 700 graduates.

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