Leigh Ferrin is the Director of Litigation and Pro Bono at the Public Law Center. Leigh works with the attorneys, staff and volunteers in all seven of PLC’s units to ensure that services are provided efficiently and effectively. She oversees impact advocacy and litigation, and recruits volunteers to participate in PLC’s efforts to serve its clients. Leigh works with advocates throughout California to identify opportunities for change through legislation, regulatory advocacy and litigation.
Prior to her current position, Leigh was the Directing Attorney of the Consumer Law Unit at PLC, where she supervised consumer cases including debt collection, bankruptcy, student loans, home equity scams and identity theft. She also supervised two courthouse-based self-help clinics. Prior to that position, Leigh was a Lead Attorney, a Staff Attorney and an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow, all in PLC’s Consumer Law Unit.
After graduating from Pomona College in 2002 with a B.A. in Psychology, Leigh then received her J.D. in 2008 from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. While at Loyola, Leigh served as the Treasurer for the Public Interest Law Foundation, was the Chief Production Editor for the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review and researched predatory lending issues for Professor Lauren Willis. Leigh’s article, “Pencil Me In: The Use of Title IX and Section 1983 to Obtain Equal Treatment in High School Athletics Scheduling” was published in American University’s The Modern American in 2007. Leigh clerked for the Disability Rights Legal Center, the California Women’s Law Center and the Children’s Law Center while in law school.