CSU General Counsel
Monique C. Shay
Monique C. Shay

Monique C. Shay

Throughout her legal career, Monique C. Shay has represented California’s public educators, at every level, from P-12 to higher education. Early in her career, she was in private practice for a boutique education law firm, Ruiz and Schapiro, representing school districts and community colleges, and later at the Office of General Counsel for the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE), in its diverse responsibility areas to school districts and charter schools, as well LACOE’s juvenile court schools, Head Start program, and SELPAs (special education local plan areas). Ms. Shay has worked in the California State University Office of General Counsel, as University Counsel representing the Fullerton and Bakersfield campuses, and on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, representing the campus in legal matters and supervising the ADA and Discrimination investigative/complaint offices. Ms. Shay is the University Counsel for Maritime Academy and is the Assistant Vice Chancellor & Chief Counsel - Academic & Student Affairs. She previously served as the University Counsel at the California State University Fullerton campus for 8 years. Ms. Shay is the resource attorney for HIPAA and Affirmative Action.


  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall, School of Law (1992)
  • Certificate of Specialization in Environmental Law
  • B.A. English, University of California, Los Angeles (1989)
    summa cum laude
    Phi Beta Kappa

Telephone No. (657) 278-8354
Fax No. (657) 278-5557
E-mail Address: mshay@fullerton.edu

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Last Updated: August 14, 2018