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Marisol Dominguez-Ruiz

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Justice Catalyst Fellow

National Prison Project


Mari Dominguez-Ruiz (she/her), is a Justice Catalyst Fellow at the National Prison Project. The focus of her fellowship project is to apply underused disability laws to carceral settings to end the harmful practice of solitary confinement of incarcerated people with disabilities. Mari graduated from LMU Loyola Law School with a concentration in Public Interest Law. At Loyola, Mari worked for the Youth Justice Education Clinic advocating for the special education rights of system-involved youth. During law school, she also worked for the Collateral Consequences of Convictions Justice Program and helped clients with expungement services. During her 1L summer, Mari interned at the California Appellate Project – San Francisco on the habeas team, which serves unrepresented death row clients. Subsequently, she participated in the Mexican American Bar Association’s Judicial Externship Program with the Central District of California. Mari graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in English and a minor in Disability Studies. She is fluent in Spanish and English. During her free time, Mari enjoys hiking, cooking, baking, and watching sports.

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