• University of California, Hastings College of the Law: Juris Doctor, Public Interest Concentration
• University of California, Santa Cruz: B.A. in History with Honors in the Major
Member, State Bar of California: 1999-Present
Rosa is an experienced attorney for educational, civil and disability rights of youth, including court-involved youth. She represents youth and their families at all levels of administrative proceedings and in state and federal court. As a founding member of the Los Angeles Juvenile Court Education Panel, she is regularly appointed to represent young people in foster care, juvenile hall, and other institutionalized settings. Rosa brings to her cases direct experience as a former teacher with the Los Angeles Unified School District; and understands the challenges students face in the classroom. Her practice has a public interest orientation that strives to obtain relief that brings a wider impact for youth and communities.
Rosa was appointed in 2012 as co-chair of the Children’s Rights Litigation Committee of the Section of Litigation, American Bar Association. She has been an active member of the ABA since 2003 and served as the chair of the Education Subcommittee. She is a member of the editorial board of the Children’s Rights Litigation Newsletter. In 2004, she was awarded Outstanding Committee Chair Award by the American Bar Association.