Jassmin Poyaoan, Esq.

( she/her )

Program Director, Economic Justice

Jassmin Poyaoan is a Program Director in the Economic Justice team. Prior to joining LCCRSF, Jassmin was a Clinical Instructor and Director of the Community Economic Justice unit at the East Bay Community Law Center, a clinic of Berkeley Law School, where she taught and practiced Community and Movement Lawyering through transactional law, public policy, and technical assistance to community-based coalitions. Examples of her work include negotiating and drafting a community benefits agreement on a large-scale development project to secure affordable office and theater space for BIPOC-led nonprofits and artists, as well as the formation of a worker-led entity that creates employment opportunities for BIPOC and refugee chefs in Oakland. To scale her work and better serve Black communities, in 2018, Jassmin was selected as an inaugural fellow in the Law for Black Lives Legal Innovators Fellowship, a fellowship for lawyers seeking to accelerate the impact, scale, reach, and depth of Movement Lawyering in Black communities. Committed to economic and racial justice here and abroad, Jassmin dedicates her free time to the human rights struggle in the Philippines, other international resistance struggles against militarism and imperialism, and the U.S. struggle against the prison industrial complex and state violence. Jassmin is a graduate of UCLA School of Law and is licensed to practice law in California.