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.
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. Her research interests include trauma-informed practice for attorneys and the impact of the law on families and children.
- Legal Aid Clinic
J.D., Washington (St. Louis), 2006, Order of the Coif.; B.A., Miami (Ohio), 2003, summa cum laude, Harry S. Truman Scholar (2002)
Legal Aid Clinic
Kansas 2015; Ohio 2006; District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, 2007
Senior Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, 2013-2014; Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, 2006-2013.
- “Meeting the Needs of Children with an Incarcerated Parent,” ABA Children’s Rights Litigation Newsletter, Spring 2012 (co-authored with Lynn Reckman, Debra Rothstein, and Katie Gates).
- Guest Instructor, Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiating, Salmon P. Chase School of Law, Northern Kentucky University (September and October 2014)
- “All Your Legal Questions Answered,” presenter, Butler and Warren County Kinship Care Conference (October 2014)
- “Working Effectively with Interpreters,” trainer for staff and interns at Butler County Center for Family Solutions/Family Justice Center (March 2014)
- “Public Interest Law: Working for a Legal Services Organization,” presenter, Exploring Careers in the Law seminar, Miami University, (November 2013 and November 2012)
- "Long-Term Planning for Kinship Caregivers: What Happens Next,” presenter, Butler and Warren County Kinship Care Conference (September 2013)
- “Meeting the Needs of Children with an Incarcerated Parent,” co-presenter, Celebrate Kids! Ohio CASA Conference (September 2013)
- “Resources for Victims and Survivors of Domestic Violence in Southwest Ohio,” panelist, Miami University Middletown Campus (October 2012)