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Janice Craft

Director of Professional Identity Formation

Assistant Professor of Legal Practice

  • Profile

    Prior to her role as Director of Professional Identity Formation, Janice served as a staff attorney and later as the Legal Services Director of the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of gender-based violence in the Commonwealth. Janice helped lead the Alliance’s successful effort to build a non-traditional legal services delivery program that provides underserved survivors of violence access to trauma-informed, pro bono legal representation from private attorneys in their communities. During her tenure, the Alliance’s legal services program realized year-over-year growth in the number of clients served, the number of private attorneys participating in the Alliance’s referral network, and the number and value of pro bono hours donated by private attorneys to Alliance clients. Prior to her work with the Alliance, Janice served as policy director for a Virginia affiliate of a national reproductive rights organization. She clerked for then-Chief Judge Walter S. Felton, Jr. of the Court of Appeals of Virginia. Janice earned her law degree from the William & Mary School of Law, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Race, Gender and Social Justice (formerly, William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law). Janice earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Florida, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude.

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    • Presentations

      Panelist, "Professional Identity and Multicultural Lawyering," Teaching Multicultural Lawyering: Development, Integration and Conversation, WMU-Cooley Law School (March 2021)

    • Bar Admissions


    • Professional Experience

      Director of Professional Identity Formation and Assistant Professor of Legal Practice (2020 - present)
      University of Richmond School of Law

      Legal Services Director (2019 - 2020)
      Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Alliance

      Attorney (2017 - 2019)
      Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Alliance

      Policy Director (2014 - 2017)
      NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia

      Clerk for Chief Judge Walter S. Felton Jr. (2011 - 2014)
      Court of Appeals of Virginia

      Policy Fellow (2010 - 2011)
      NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia

  • Publications
    Journal Articles

    Sexual Harassment in the Workplace in the #MeToo Era, 22 Richmond Public Interest Law Review 2013 (2019) (2018 Symposium Panel Discussion).