Meet Our Staff

The Women and the Law Program staff collaborates with WCL's faculty, staff, and students to create a vibrate and exciting feminist community.

Ann Shalleck
 

Ann Shalleck
Carrington Shields Scholar and
Faculty Director

Email: shalleck@wcl.american.edu

Professor Shalleck founded and directs the Women and the Law Program. She is also the Carrington Shields Scholar at Washington College of Law. A pioneer in clinical legal education, as well as feminist pedagogy, Professor Shalleck collaborated with faculty at WCL and worldwide to create some of the first networks of feminist legal scholars, generate teaching materials, support the burgeoning fields of feminist and family law scholarship, and create clinics that highlight the intersection of gender with race, poverty, and disability in the operation of law. She works with other teachers to build and sustain WCL’s dynamic gender and law curriculum and participates actively in our lively feminist community. Her own scholarship addresses feminist theory, narrative theory, family law, and clinical legal thought. In addition to overseeing all Women and the Law Program activity, she currently teaches the Women and the Law Clinic, as well as a foundational course on Feminist Jurisprudence.

Amy Myers
 

Amy Myers
Acting Director of the Gender Justice Clinic and Affiliate Faculty with the Women and the Law Program

Email: amyers@wcl.american.edu

Professor Myers is acting director of WCL's Gender Justice Clinic (formerly, Women and the Law Clinic). Prior to joining the Clinic, Prof. Myers represented clients living in poverty, most recently as legal director at the Southwest Detroit Immigrant and Refugee Center. Before that role, she worked at the Michigan Poverty Law Program where she launched and supervised the Crime Victims Legal Assistance Project (CVLAP), a statewide program that serves domestic violence survivors in family law, immigration, public benefits, housing, and other matters.

From 2009 through 2016, Amy was a practitioner-in-residence at WCL, where she taught the Domestic Violence Clinic, the Women and the Law Clinic, the International Human Rights Law Clinic, and the Immigrant Justice Clinic. Additionally, she taught courses on family law, domestic violence, and human rights.

Angie McCarthy
Interim Assistant Director
Email: amccarth@wcl.american.edu

Angie McCarthy is the Assistant Director for the Office of Public Interest at American University Washington College of Law.  This year she is also the Interim Assistant Director of the Women and the Law Program. Angie works closely with students pursuing pro bono activities and public interest careers.  Angie also coordinates the Pro Bono Honors Pledge Program, the Public Interest/Public Service Scholars (PIPS) Program, and works with the law school’s vibrant student groups, faculty and alumni to develop public interest programming and opportunities at Washington College of Law.  Before joining the Office of Public Interest, Angie served as the Program Coordinator for the Women and the Law Program at Washington College of Law for 10 years. Angie holds a JD from American University Washington College of Law and an MPhil in International Peace Studies from Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland).