Clinical Associate Professor
Law Office: E224
Professor Schalick founded the law school's Child and Family Advocacy Clinic in 2008 and teaches courses on child abuse and neglect, family law, children and the law, legislative process, domestic violence, professional responsibility, and legal writing. She also coaches the law school's team for the National Adoption and Child Welfare Law Moot Court Competition.
At Rutgers, she received the New Professor of the Year Award in 2008 and the Adjunct Professor of the Year Award in 2001.
Professor Schalick regularly speaks in New Jersey and nationally on issues related to child abuse, the child welfare system, childhood disabilities, clinical legal education, and legal writing.
Professor Schalick appeared as a family law expert in an episode of the genealogy show "Who Do You Think You Are?" in 2013. The episode can be viewed here: http://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/who-do-you-think-you-are/videos/christina-applegate-.htm
Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty in 2007, she served as Special Counsel for Child Welfare Policy at the New Jersey Department of Human Services. Professor Schalick also was the Assistant Counsel for the Democratic Majority Office of the New Jersey General Assembly, where she focused on legislation and policy involving children, families, civil rights, and law and public safety. She began her career as an Independence Foundation Public Interest Law Fellow representing abused and neglected children at the Support Center for Child Advocates in Philadelphia. She served as an adjunct professor at the law school beginning in 2000.
Bio Family 2.0: Can the American Child Welfare System Find Permanency for “Legal Orphans” with a Statute to Reinstate Parental Rights? (forthcoming January 2014, University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform).
A New Beginning: The Future of Child Welfare in New Jersey (2004). (New Jersey Department of Human Services).
Schalick, M. Finding Credibility in the Narrative: Preparing Clinic Clients to Testify about Childhood Disabilities in Social Security Hearings. Applied Legal Storytelling Conference, July 2013, City University Law School, London, England (July 2013).
Mandelbaum, R., Schalick, M. & Simkins, S. Rutgers Clinical Programs: Modeling Collaboration and Strategic Lawyering to Provide Statewide Access to Justice for Youth. SALT Annual Teaching Conference, Baltimore, MD (October 2012).
Schalick, M. Reinstatement of Parental Rights: Another Path to Permanency for Children. National Association of Counsel for Children Annual Conference, Chicago, Il (August 2012).
Honorable Angelo T. DiCamillo, J.T.C. & Schalick, M. Using the New Jersey Family Courts to Assist Undocumented Minors. Rutgers School of Law Camden (April 2012).
Schalick, M. Child Abuse Reporting Requirements in New Jersey. Camden public school teachers and Rutgers-Camden Law School Marshall Brennan Fellows (February 2012).
Schalick, M. Understanding the Legal Needs of At-Risk Populations. Drexel University, Bridging the Gaps Medical-Legal-Social Work Program (July 2011).
Schalick, M. The Timing of Termination of Parental Rights. Rutgers University-Camden, Giving Voice to the Silent: Children and Families of the Incarcerated (June 2011).
Chase, V. & Schalick, M. Ethical Issues in Child Welfare Cases in New Jersey. Administrative Office of the Courts Training Summit (May 2011).
Schalick, M. Advanced Skills Training – Direct and Cross Examination of Expert Witnesses. Office of the Law Guardian, New Jersey Office of the Public Defender (October 2010).
Schalick, M. Understanding the Medical-Legal Needs of At-Risk Populations. Drexel University, Bridging the Gaps Program (July 2010).
Schalick, M. Advanced Skills Training – Working with Experts. Office of the Law Guardian, New Jersey Office of the Public Defender (March 2010).
Schalick, M. Current Federal and State Law Addressing Child Abuse in the United States. Guest lecture for Advance Social Policy: Violence Against Women and Children, Rutgers School of Social Work (November 2009).
Schalick, M. Understanding the Medical-Legal Needs of At-Risk Populations. Drexel University, Bridging the Gaps Program (July 2009).
Schalick, M. Understanding the Court and Legislative Processes: Finding Opportunities for Youth Impact. New Jersey Statewide Youth Summit at Rutgers University (June 2009).
Contento, L., Enquist, A., Fajans, E., Moritz, D., Schalick, M. & Zimmerman, C. Collaboration and Plagiarism: Exploring Techniques that Move Students from Forbidden to Extolled. American Association of Law Schools Annual Conference (January 2009).