Kath Rogers is a staff attorney on the ACLU SoCal Dignity for All project where she works to advance the rights of unhoused community members through litigation and policy advocacy.
Prior to joining the ACLU, Kath served as Program Manager and Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California, helping to launch and develop Agents of Change: Civil Rights Advocacy Initiative - a first of its kind undergraduate clinical program. She also served as Executive Director of the National Lawyers Guild Los Angeles where she collaborated with coalition partners and stakeholders to advance policies relating to free speech, housing justice, and labor and immigrant rights.
Kath also maintained a solo legal practice focused on civil rights cases. Her legal work included defending unhoused clients and activists, as well as co-counseling on a federal constitutional class action lawsuit, Arundel v. City of San Diego, challenging criminalization of houselessness, which resulted in a settlement to change discriminatory policing practices.
Kath graduated with High Honors from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego and received her BA in History with Provost Honors from the University of California San Diego. Prior to her law career, Kath worked as a community organizer for more than a decade on local and state campaigns to advance social justice.