Professor Medina Camiscoli is a proud first generation, LGBTQAI+ legal scholar–practitioner of the Puerto Rican diaspora born and raised in New Jersey. She writes at the intersection of constitutional law, education law, and critical youth studies. Further, she employs participatory law scholarship and movement law to include, elevate, and credit youth social movements who reimagine law and society to build a more equitable democracy. Through this work, she intends to extend the legacy of the People’s Electric Law School to marginalized and mobilized youth.
Previously, Professor Medina Camiscoli taught as an Education Studies Fellow at the Yale Center or the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration and practiced law as a Justice Catalyst Legal Fellow at Public Counsel. Before law school, she worked as a public school teacher and youth organizer in the South Bronx where she founded IntegrateNYC— a youth-led organization that develops young leaders who repair the harms of segregation and build authentic integration and equity. Upon graduating from law school, she co-founded the Peer Defense Project—an intergenerational movement lawyering project that develops legal education, networks and technology to empower youth to fight injustice and transform the law.
Professor Medina Camiscoli holds a B.A. from Columbia University, a J.D. from Yale Law School, and an M.A. from Hunter School of Education.