Professor of Law
Gallagher joined the Center for Criminal Justice Reform as a legal fellow in October 2023. Prior to coming to the University of Baltimore, she practiced law at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., where she represented clients in complex litigation matters and in internal and government investigations.
At Covington, Gallagher’s pro bono practice focused on individuals and communities affected by gun violence, extreme sentencing, and police violence. She served as a full-time loaned associate at Children’s Law Center, where she represented low-income clients in contested custody matters in D.C. Superior Court.
Prior to law school, Gallagher served as a Princeton in Africa Fellow in a post-conflict community in Northern Uganda. She also worked as a civilian investigator of police misconduct in New York City. Gallagher is interested in combining the disciplines of public health and law to address the brutality and many failures of our criminal legal systems, and to improve the safety and well-being of our communities.
Gallagher holds a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School, an M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a B.A., cum laude, from Columbia University.