Title/s: Clinical Faculty and Staff Attorney, Civitas ChildLaw Clinic
Specialty Area: ChildLaw, Education Law
Jacqueline (“Jackie”) Ross co-teaches the Education Law Practicum and supervises the Stand Up for Each Other Chicago (SUFEO Chicago) project of the Civitas ChildLaw Clinic. In this role, she provides direct representation to parents and students in school discipline, special education, and bullying cases. She also provides supervision and training to law students who provide legal information and advocacy on education law matters.
Jackie previously served as a staff attorney and Equal Justice Works Fellow at Equip for Equality. Her Equal Justice Works Fellowship project improved outcomes for low-income children of color with disabilities through representation of parents in school meetings, hearings, and ancillary court proceedings.
Before law school, she taught at a state-approved, therapeutic day school for students with disabilities across all subjects and provided intensive science-based interventions to struggling readers.
BS, Vanderbilt University, 2008
MST, summa cum laude, Fordham University School of Education, 2011
JD, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2017
Education Law Practicum