Rosa Cortez, Esq., Rhodes Fellow / Staff Counsel
YAD Administration Office
1822 North Main Street, Suite 205
Fall River, MA 02720
Ms. Cortez started with the EdLaw Project as a Frank H.T. Rhodes Public Interest Fellow in September 2018. Prior to law school, Ms. Cortez was a conservatorship caseworker with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, serving children in the foster care system. During law school, she interned at the Rhode Island Public Defender’s Office, Rhode Island Legal Services, and the Committee for Public Counsel’s Youth Advocacy Division. Ms. Cortez’s role as a Rhodes Fellow with EdLaw consists of representing court-involved and at-risk students in special education and school disciplinary matters. Ms. Cortez earned her J.D. from Cornell Law School and her B.A. from Brown University.