Thy Monaco

Thy Monaco joined the California State University Office of General Counsel in September 2014. Thy is the University Counsel for California State University, Northridge and a member of the External Relations team. She previously was University Counsel at California State University, San Bernardino. Prior to that she served on  the Office of General Counsel's Litigation Team and was responsible for litigating a variety of systemwide and campus-based matters in state and federal courts. Thy serves as a resource attorney for financial aid, bankruptcy, cannabis/hemp and international activities. Prior to joining the CSU, she was a Deputy Attorney III for the California Department of Transportation for approximately eight years, litigating eminent domain, catastrophic personal injury and employment matters. Thy started her legal career as a staff attorney for the Public Law Center, focusing on human trafficking, disability rights and the Southeast Asian Legal Outreach Program. ​


  • J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (2003)
  • Staff Member, Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review
  • B.A., Sociology, University of California, San Diego (1996)

Other Legal Experience:

  • Judicial Extern for the Hon. Samuel L. Bufford, United States Bankruptcy Judge, Central District
  • Judicial Extern for ALJ Pamela Sellers, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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