Mayra Lira - Women's Foundation California

Mayra Lira


Supervising Staff Attorney

Mayra Lira is the Supervising Staff Attorney for Public Counsel’s Education Rights Team. She oversees a team that combines legal advocacy with social work support to address racial and economic inequalities and confront the school to prison pipeline and the opportunity gap for students of color. Her practice includes direct representation of families with children with disabilities and youth who are system-involved in all stages of special education advocacy and students facing expulsion and school pushout. Mayra leverages what the team learns in individual cases to inform policy reform efforts at the local and state level. Mayra graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a B.A. in Sociology and a Minor in Political Science. She obtained her J.D. from Loyola Law School.

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