Roza Patterson

Attorney, Public Speaker, and Writer in San Francisco & Los Angeles

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Roza Patterson is a lawyer, mother, wife, believer, law lecturer, world traveler, and public speaker. She is on a mission to inspire others to live up to their fullest potential by tapping into their “Avenues to Freedom”. Roza uses her education [5 degrees], career, faith in Christ, and relationships to help her live a fulfilling and freeing life, and she offers insights and resources to help others do the same.

As a California-licensed practicing attorney, Roza has experiences working in Big Law, non-profit, and government. She has received awards and recognition for advancing justice on behalf of low-income individuals and families.

Roza also teaches law classes at the University of California Davis School of Law.

Roza graduated from UC Davis School of Law in 2018, where she delivered the student commencement speech and served in various leadership roles.

Prior to law school, she graduated with a Masters of Science in Human Rights from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Roza earned her B.A. degrees in Human Rights, Political Science and Communication Studies from Southern Methodist University, graduating summa cum laude.

Her most recent opinion editorial, "It's Time for California to Guarantee a Right to Counsel to Low-Income Tenants," was published on Newsweek in February 2022.

Roza's most recent article, "Black Bodies Drowning in the Mediterranean Sea: Why Does the World Not Care," was published by the UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs (Spring 2019).

  • Work
    • Attorney & Law Lecturer
  • Education
    • Southern Methodist University, BA, summa cum laude
    • London School of Economics, MS, Human Rights
    • University of California Davis School of Law, JD
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