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Michelle Reaves

Michelle Reaves

Impact Litigation Fellow

Griffin Schein

Los Angeles, CA





Stanford Law School

Law Student

Department of Veterans Affairs

Legal Intern for the Office of General Counsel

Santa Clara County Counsel

Impact Litigation Legal Intern

Drafted legal memo regarding legislative proposals to prevent elder abuse; Conducted meetings with various County departments to streamline County elder abuse action team; Wrote legal memo regarding County’s toy ordinance and possible 1st amendment issues.

Career medium 05
Career medium 01

Immigrant Rights Clinic, Stanford Law School

Student Lawyer

Represented a domestic violence victim in the entire U visa process; drafted client declaration, interviewed witnesses, & filed for client helpfulness certification; Researched & wrote a white paper project & media plan regarding alternatives to detention for the non-profit organization Detention Watch Network.


Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of General Counsel

Legal Intern

Researched & wrote a variety of legal memoranda regarding issues involving the Privacy Act, FOIA, and other information law matters; collected evidence and worked with regional counsels to process Privacy Act & FOIA appeals from beginning to end; drafted General Counsel’s opinion in State Licensing Board claims.

Career medium 01
Career medium 03

Orange County Public Defender’s Office

Legal Intern

Interviewed clients, drafted reports, and filed subpoenas for attorneys; assisted PD in court preparing case documents; assisted inmates in signing forms & preparing for their case.


Girls Inc

Volunteer Educator/Counselor

Assisted in teaching girls weekly classes at juvenile hall.

Stanford Law School

Juris Doctor

University of California

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science; Madrid Language & Art History