Christina Scott (J.D. '18)Assistant Clinical Professor Center for Law, Health & Society, HeLP Legal Services Clinic
Ph.D., Northern Illinois University
M.A., Northern Illinois University
B.A., Rockford College
Christina Scott (J.D. '18) serves as an assistant clinical professor in the Health Law Partnership Legal Services Clinic (HeLP). Before her transition into this position, she was the clinic’s supervising attorney. Before working with students and clients in the HeLP clinic, she served as a legal aid staff attorney for HeLP addressing the health-harming legal needs of patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and their families. Her office was located in the Center for Advanced Pediatrics, the first-ever outpatient setting for the partnership.
In the clinic, Scott focuses on teaching both the substantive law her students must understand to serve the needs of the low-income patient population and the larger issues concerning the social determinants of health that affect the lives of clinic clients. Beyond her classroom and supervision work, Scott presents to audiences in healthcare settings locally and nationally on topics about health-harming legal needs and social determinants. With a specific interest in special education and children’s disability law, Scott focuses on training families and other legal professionals as advocates in these fields.
Scott graduated magna cum laude from Georgia State University College of Law, where she was also a clinic student for two semesters. She received an M.A. and Ph.D. in English Literature from Northern Illinois University, from where she graduated with distinction. She earned her B.A. in English from Rockford College in Illinois.