Meredith Schnug

Associate Director, Legal Aid Clinic
Clinical Associate Professor
Primary office:
105A Green Hall


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


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


Advanced Litigation, Legal Aid Clinic


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

Schnug, M. A. (2018). Public Citizen Lawyering and Pro Bono at KU [Other]. In Journal of the Kansas Bar Association (Vols. 87-OCT J. Kan. B.A. 38).
Schnug, M. (2018). Rising Again:  Collateral Consequences and Kansas Expungement Law [Other]. In Journal of the Kansas Bar Association (Vols. 87-OCT J. Kan. B.A. 44).
Schnug, M. (2017). KU’s Pro Bono Program:  Doing Good [Other]. In Journal of the Kansas Bar Association (Vols. 86-OCT J. Kan. B.A. 35).
Schnug, M. A., Reckman, L., Rothstein, D., & Gates, K. (2012). Meeting the Needs of Children with an Incarcerated Parent [Periodicals (newsletter, magazine, etc.)]. In ABA Children’s Rights Litigation Newsletter.

Selected Presentations

Schnug, M., & Campbell, C. (7/19/2019). Expungements 101: How to Run a Clean Slate Program. Kansas Women Attorneys Association Lindsborg Conference. Lindsborg, KS
Metts, J. (5/22/2019). Incorporating Issues of Race and Diversity into the Content of our Advocacy Teaching. Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills Conference
. Stetson University College of Law
Schnug, M., Reuter, M., Ramsey, K., Gordon, A., Keith, L., Brustin, S., ...Greenberg-Kobrin, M. (4/30/2018). Excuse Me: Teaching Interrupting Bias as a Lawyering Skill. AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education. Chicago, IL
Schnug, M. (1/18/2018). 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. G. (10/7/2016). Implementing a Practical Model for Teaching Cross-Cultural Lawyering to Clinic Students. Midwest Regional Clinical Legal Education Conference. University of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Schnug, M. A. (9/30/2013). Meeting the Needs of Children with an Incarcerated Parent. Celebrate Kids! Ohio CASA Conference