Jessica Skocik

Jessica is a third-year law student at Notre Dame Law School where she is pursuing a program of study in Global Law. Jessica holds bachelor’s degrees in Crime, Law, & Justice and Sociology from Penn State University where she graduated as a Schreyer Honors Scholar. At Notre Dame, Jessica is an Article Submissions Editor on the Journal of International and Comparative Law, a Fellow for the Center for Civil and Human Rights and competed as a Barrister on the Notre Dame Moot Court Trial Team. Before law school, Jessica served as an English Teaching Assistant in Johor, Malaysia as a member of the 2014 Fulbright Program, worked as an Adolescent Care Specialist with adjudicated youth in St. Louis, and volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate. During law school, Jessica worked for the Community Activism Law Alliance in Chicago where she assisted clients on immigration-related issues and interned at the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division in the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section. Jessica will continue to work with vulnerable populations as a Legal Extern with the National Immigrant Justice Center this fall. Her ideal legal job would involve removing barriers to restitution, improving human trafficking victims’ access to civil remedies, and influencing human rights policy through strategic litigation and advocacy.