Marybelle Nzegwu is an IUC Faculty Member.
Marybelle Nzegwu received a B.A. in Political Theory from UC San Diego and a J.D. from UC Hastings. At Hastings, she served on the Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Team and as Executive Editor of the Constitutional Law Quarterly. She recently served as staff attorney and Director of the Civil Rights Project at the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment in San Francisco, California, where she worked closely with Luke Cole.
Ms. Nzegwu has practiced civil rights and environmental law working alongside low-income and minority communities to tackle environmental pollution facing these communities in California and across the U.S. Ms. Nzegwu’s cases include a lawsuit on behalf of Latino residents facing a birth defect cluster in Kettleman City, California and a landmark case against the California Air Resources Board to enforce the mandates of California’s Global Warming Solutions Act (“AB 32”). Ms. Nzegwu also served as a member of the Ford Foundation’s Skills Share delegation to Africa on Building Community Assets from 2007 to 2009.