Angela Schultz is the Assistant Dean for Public Service. Her charge is to advance pro bono in the legal profession, particularly within the student body. Prior to her work at the law school, Angela practiced elder and disability law and was the assistant director of a domestic violence intervention program in Portland, Oregon. Angela went to law school to "change the world." Her years of work with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault fueled her with a desire to add tools to her advocacy toolbelt. Recognizing that a law degree is one such tool, she earned her J.D. as an evening student at Lewis & Clark Law School in and her B.A. at Knox College.
Her work with a range of people, all in need of access to justice, lead naturally to her work as a liaison between Marquette law students and pro bono projects such as the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic, the Milwaukee Justice Center, the Domestic Violence Injunction Hearings project, the Eviction Defense Project, and the Guardianship Clinic, to name a few. Beyond pro bono, Angela focuses her work with students as the primary advisor to the Marquette Law School Public Interest Law Society.
Angela is Marquette Law School's appointee to the Wisconsin Acess to Justice Commission, a body created in 2009 by the Wisconsin Supreme Court to aid the courts in improving the administration of justice by supporting civil legal services to those who cannot afford them. The Commission's mission is to develop and encourage means of expanding access to the civil justice system for unrepresented low-income Wisconsin residents.
Angela's own pro bono committment includes accepting probate cases from Legal Action of WIsconsin's Volunteer Lawyers Project and answering questions posted on the Wisconsin Legal Advice Online website. Among her various duties, the time she spends with the remarkably committed students of Marquette University Law School who will go on to join the legal profession with a deep understanding of the great difference pro bono makes is the best part of her job.