J.D., American University, cum laude
B.A., Penn State
Professor Jill C. Engle directs Penn State Law's Family Law Clinic, which represents clients in domestic violence and other family law cases. The Clinic also does policy work for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, among other organizations. Professor Engle’s scholarship examines the rights of domestic violence victims, economic rights of divorced women, international domestic violence issues, and best practices in legal education. Professor Engle has done public interest work for decades, including with Head Start and the National League of Cities. While in law school she was part of the legal team with Morgan Lewis in Washington, D.C. that handled a pro bono appeal for a Texas death row inmate in federal court.
Professor Engle served as a law clerk for the Honorable Neal Kravitz on the D.C. Superior Court. Besides Morgan Lewis, she has also worked at commercial law firms in Bethesda, Maryland and State College, Pennsylvania. Professor Engle remained active in pro bono work while in private practice, and was a recipient of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's 2010 Pro Bono Advocate Award. During law school at American University, Engle was granted a Marshall-Brennan fellowship to teach Constitutional Law in an impoverished Washington, D.C. high school. Professor Engle serves on numerous national, state and local boards and committees regarding legal education and the practice of law.
“Promoting the General Welfare: Legal Reform to Lift Women and Children in the United States Out of Poverty,” 16 J. Gender, Race & Justice (Winter 2013)
“Confronting Domestic Violence,” The Pennsylvania Lawyer (September-October 2012)
“Collaborative Law in Legal Education: No Time Like the Present,” 2 Penn State Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation 65 (2010)
“Preparing for the Challenges of Child Witnesses,” 10 Children’s Rights Issue 39 (American Bar Association Children's Rights Litigation Committee, 2008)