Meredith studied law at the University of Southern California and then clerked for the Honorable Philip R. Martinez of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas (El Paso). After her clerkship, Meredith worked as a bankruptcy and corporate restructuring lawyer for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP and DLA Piper LLP (US), where her work included representing companies effecting transactions involving distressed assets in jurisdictions around the world, as well as representing creditors, debtors, and other interested parties with respect to bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings in the United States. Meredith has also worked for a legal services organization providing foreclosure and other legal assistance to low income persons in Reno, Nevada. She has provided pro bono legal services to organizations serving low income communities in Los Angeles, California as well as the United States Federal Public Defenders office in Tucson, Arizona. Before law school, Meredith was a Teach for America corps member and taught bilingual (Spanish and English) pre-kindergarten in Houston, Texas. Meredith’s proposed research will consider the varying responses to allegations of sexual abuse against Catholic clergy through a lens of restorative justice.
Restorative justice, corporate regulatory law, insolvency law, criminal law, human rights, feminist thought
Judging clerical abuse: regulatory responses to sex abuse and the prospect of institutional change
Congratulations to Meredith Edelman, RegNet Phd scholar, who has taken out the Gender Institute 2015 Prize for excellence in research in the journal article category with her article, ‘An Unexpected Path: Bankruptcy, Justice and Intersecting Identities in the Catholic Sexual Abuse Scandals.