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Joseph F. Rice School of Law


Madalyn K. Wasilczuk

Title: Assistant Professor of Law
Joseph F. Rice School of Law
Office: 1525 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29208
Resources: CV [pdf]
Madalyn K. Wasilczuk


Madalyn K. Wasilczuk is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law. Her work focuses on criminal legal system issues, including policing, race, extreme sentencing, conditions of confinement, and the prosecution and detention of children. She directs the Juvenile Justice Clinic and teaches 8th Amendment Law & Litigation, Criminal Adjudication, and a Juvenile Justice Seminar.

Before joining the University of South Carolina faculty, Professor Wasilczuk taught at Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where she directed the Juvenile Defense Clinic and taught courses on capital punishment and carceral abolition. Prior to that, she worked at the Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide, where she taught in the International Human Rights Clinic and Capital Punishment Clinic, and at the Defender Association of Philadelphia, where she was an Assistant Defender. She has also served as a fellow with the International Legal Foundation in Myanmar and Tunisia, where she mentored and trained local public defenders.

Professor Wasilczuk’s scholarship includes The Racialized Violence of Police Canine Forceforthcoming in the Georgetown Law Journal, a rewritten opinion in Coker v.Georgia, published in Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Criminal Law Opinions, and Developing Police, published in Buffalo Law Review.

Professor Wasilczuk holds a B.A. in International Studies with Honors, summa cum laude, from American University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she earned the Leonard J. Schreier Memorial Prize in Ethics. She is licensed to practice law in Louisiana, the U.S. Court for Middle District of Louisiana, the U.S. Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina (limited to clinical practice).

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