Marcy Karin

Fulbright-Scotland Distinguished Scholar at the University of Edinburgh, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Edinburgh- Women's Studies

Marcy L. Karin is the Jack & Lovell Olender Professor of Law and Director of the Legislation/Civil Rights Clinic at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law.  Through the clinic, she trains legislative lawyers and advances systemic reform projects for non-profits that are working to improve access to civil rights.  Professor Karin also teaches and writes about employment, gender, and disability law and policy.  Her scholarship focuses on menstrual dignity, legislative lawyering pedagogy, and workplace protections for menstruators, breastfeeding workers, domestic violence survivors, people with disabilities, and the military community. 

Karin’s Fulbright will explore public policy efforts to eliminate systemic oppression related to menstruation and to support menstruating individuals at work and school, including lessons from Scotland’s groundbreaking Period Products Act and broader menstrual justice initiatives throughout the United Kingdom.