Photograph: Gillian Chadwick.

Gillian Chadwick

Professor of Law
B.A., University of Maryland, 2004
J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 2009
LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, 2016
Contact Information:
Room 219
"The heart of clinical education is helping students not only build fundamental lawyering skills, but also discover within themselves the intangible tools and resources they need to become the lawyers they want to be."

Gillian Chadwick joined the Washburn Law faculty in 2016. Previously she was a Clinical Teaching Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center in the Domestic Violence Clinic. Prior to that, she was the Director of Survivor Services at Ayuda in the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program, where she supervised legal and social services staff and represented immigrant victims of gender-based violence in domestic violence, domestic relations, and immigration matters in Washington, D.C. She also worked as an Arnold & Porter Equal Justice Works Fellow at Women Empowered Against Violence (WEAVE), where she focused on economic and employment issues facing survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Professor Chadwick is a graduate of American University Washington College of Law, where she was a Public Interest/Public Service Scholar, and the University of Maryland, where she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Professor Chadwick is Associate Director of the Children and Family Law Center.

Professor Chadwick's Justice Quote:

"I hope you'll go out seeing your law degree... as a calling to do something good in the world... if love and justice do rule the universe—and I hope they do—each of us has a part to play in that... and my hope for each of you is that you in your own lives will find happiness in making the world a place that is safe for love" – Professor Peter Cicchino, "Farewell Message to Washington College of Law Students"

Professor Chadwick's Recommended Reading on Racial Justice:

Teaching Responsibilities
  • Law Clinic
Support Staff
Kerri Pelton
Clinic Room 113D