Carrington Shields Scholar and
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.
Acting Director of the Gender Justice Clinic and Affiliate Faculty with the Women and the Law Program
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.