Meredith Schnug

Associate Director, Legal Aid Clinic
Clinical Associate Professor
Primary office:
785-864-9291
105A Green Hall


Summary

Meredith Schnug serves as a clinical associate professor and associate director of the Legal Aid Clinic. The clinic provides students an opportunity to develop their lawyering skills while promoting access to justice and providing high-quality legal services to low-income clients. In her role, Schnug supervises students in their casework and co-teaches the classroom component of the clinic, with the goal of developing purpose-minded and practice-ready attorneys. Schnug’s work with students emphasizes the value of high ethical standards and professionalism, practical problem-solving skills, and collaboration with community partners to provide clients with the best representation possible. Outside of the clinic, Schnug teaches Advanced Litigation, coordinates the law school's Pro Bono program and assists with coaching the mock trial team. 

Prior to joining the faculty, Schnug served as a senior attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, where she supervised attorneys, paralegals and law clerks, represented victims of domestic violence in family law and immigration matters, and advocated for children in abuse, neglect and dependency cases. She also coordinated and presented at several community education forums. Schnug received her law degree from the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, where she participated in the Civil Justice Clinic. 

Courses Taught:
  • Advanced Litigation
  • Legal Aid Clinic

Education

J.D., Washington (St. Louis), 2006, Order of the Coif.; B.A., Miami (Ohio), 2003, summa cum laude, Harry S. Truman Scholar (2002)

Teaching

Advanced Ligitation, Legal Aid Clinic

Admitted

Kansas 2015; Ohio 2006; District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, 2007

Career History

Senior Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, 2013-2014; Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, 2006-2013.

Selected Publications

KU's Pro Bono Program: Doing Good, Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 35 (Oct. 2017)

Meeting the Needs of Children with an Incarcerated Parent, ABA Children’s Rights Litigation Newsletter, Spring 2012.

Selected Presentations

Schnug, M. Reuter, M. Ramsey, K. Gordon, A. Keith, L. Brustin, S. & Greenberg-Kobrin, M. . (04/30/2018). Excuse Me: Teaching Interrupting Bias as a Lawyering Skill. AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education. Chicago, IL

Schnug, M. . (01/18/2018). Clean Slate: Using Kansas Expungement Law to Address Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions. Douglas County Bar Association. Lawrence, KS

Schnug, M. Cateforis, E. & Phillips, J. K. (10/07/2016). Implementing a Practical Model for Teaching Cross-Cultural Lawyering to Clinic Students. Midwest Regional Clinical Legal Education Conference. University of Tulsa, Oklahoma

Pugh, D. DeRousse, M. & Schnug, M. . (08/06/2015). The Lawyer Is In: Legal Issue-Spotting to Improve Health Outcomes. AmeriCorps Volunteers training. Douglas County United Way office

Schnug, M. A. (09/30/2013). Long Term Planning for Kinship Caregivers: What Happens Next. Presenter, Butler and Warren County Kinship Care Conference.

Schnug, M. A. (09/30/2013). Meeting the Needs of Children with an Incarcerated Parent. Celebrate Kids! Ohio CASA Conference.