Erin M. Scheick

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Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Law and Friedman Fellow
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

Erin M. Scheick joins the Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics Family Justice Clinic with several years of experience representing survivors of domestic and sexual violence in a range of civil litigation. Ms. Scheick has a background in international health, with a focus on the social determinants of health, international human rights, and community- and gender-based violence.

Most recently, Ms. Scheick was a National Training & Policy Attorney with the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence, where she researched, developed, and wrote in-depth, comprehensive, multi-day trainings for civil legal services attorneys on best practices in representing survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. In addition, Ms. Scheick drafted policy related to sexual and domestic violence, provided technical assistance to civil legal services attorneys throughout the country, and edited domestic violence litigation-related publications. As a Supervising Attorney and Skadden Fellow with the formerly D.C.-based non-profit WEAVE, Ms. Scheick represented survivors of domestic and sexual violence in civil protection order, family law, and immigration matters. While at WEAVE, Ms. Scheick also initiated a health-law partnership with a local community health center that trained community leaders to recognize and refer domestic and sexual assault survivors to legal services.

Previously, Ms. Scheick was an Asylum Officer with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Arlington Asylum Office, worked on nationwide class-action lawsuits at a plaintiff-side law firm and Baltimore-based nonprofit, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural western Honduras. Ms. Scheick has lectured nationally and internationally on gender-based violence and the U.S. justice system, and she is on the Board of Directors of the community-based health care clinic, La ClĂ­nica del Pueblo. Ms. Scheick holds a BS from Johns Hopkins University, a SM from Harvard School of Public Health, and a JD, summa cum laude, from American University Washington College of Law.


BS, Johns Hopkins University; MS, Harvard University; JD, American University