Anne BellowsEqual Justice Works Fellow

Issue Area: Housing Justice

Anne returned to the Bay Area to join Public Advocates as an Equal Justice Works Fellow in 2015. Her work focuses on protecting low-income communities and communities of color from displacement due to gentrification. Prior to joining Public Advocates, Anne clerked for the Honorable Eric L. Clay on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She also served as a Civil Rights Fellow at the civil rights firm Relman, Dane & Colfax, PLLC in Washington, DC, where she assisted with litigation on a variety of fair housing and employment discrimination cases.

Anne is the author of Holding Local Governments Accountable for Environmental Discrimination: The Promise of California Government Code Section 65008, 41 Ecology Law Quarterly 1 (2014). She is also a co-author, with Stephen Dane and Tara Ramchandani, of Discriminatory Maintenance of REO Properties as a Violation of the Federal Fair Housing Act, 17 CUNY Law Review 383 (2015).

Anne’s Equal Justice Works Fellowship at Public Advocates is sponsored by Hewlett-Packard and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.


Anne graduated from the U.C. Berkeley School of Law in 2013. As a law student, she interned at Public Advocates during the fall semester of 2012. She was also active in Students for Economic and Environmental Justice and worked with other law students to found a student-led clinic to provide pro bono legal assistance to a range of environmental justice organizations. She received the Thelen, Marrin Prize for Law Journal Writing in 2013.

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