Rachel Murphy

Senior Attorney

Rachel Murphy is a Senior Attorney at the Youth Law Center. Her work focuses on ending the use of shelters to care for young children and ensuring young people have access to community-based services and activities. Rachel previously worked as a staff attorney at the ACLU of Illinois, where she advocated for police accountability, transparency, and reform in close partnership with community members. Prior to law school, Rachel served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for a child in the foster care system.


J.D. Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, 2016
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2008