Claire Johnson Raba


Clinical Teaching Fellow, Consumer Law Clinic


Claire Johnson Raba joined the UCI Law Consumer Law Clinic as a clinical teaching fellow in 2019, where she teaches certified law students in direct services and policy advocacy, working to advance the rights of low-income consumers and eradicate unconstitutional legal fines and obligations. Previously, she was a senior staff attorney and the project lead for the consumer law unit at Bay Area Legal Aid and an adjunct professor of Consumer Law at UC Hastings College of the Law. Claire’s substantive areas of expertise include consumer rights, government-imposed debt, debt collection, consumer bankruptcy, credit reporting, access to civil justice, and the use of legal technology by self-represented litigants. At the intersection of big data, emerging legal technologies, and consumer protection, Claire’s empirical legal research is focused on substantively improving the experiences of self-represented litigants in state court. She has a B.A. in political science from Cal State East Bay (2007), a J.D. with a public interest concentration from UC Hastings (2010), and was an Equal Justice Works fellow sponsored by Arnold & Porter LLP (class of 2010).