Clinical Associate Professor of Law
Director, Civil Practice Clinic
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Lawrence W. Inlow Hall,
530 W. New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3225
Phone: (317) 274-4980
B.A., University of Kansas, 2001;
J.D., University of Cincinnati, College of Law, 2005
Civil Practice Clinic, Lawyering Practice, Legal Process
Carrie Hagan joined the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law faculty as a Clinical Associate Professor of Law in the Fall of 2009. Currently she directs the Civil Practice Clinic, which specializes in indigent client representation for civil cases involving housing, consumer, divorce, custody, parenting time, child support, and domestic violence civil protection order issues. In addition to teaching full time at the clinic, she has presented on and published her work involving interdisciplinary partnerships and coordinating skill sets between law and social work locally, nationally and internationally.
Prior to teaching at Indiana University, in 2008 – 2009 she was a Visiting Professor of Law at the Roger Williams University School of Law where she was Director and Supervising Attorney for the Community Justice and Legal Assistance Clinic. From 2005 – 2007 she worked as a family law attorney and guardian ad litem with The Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, where she also was Supervising Attorney for the University of Cincinnati/Legal Aid of Southwest Ohio’s Domestic Violence and Civil Protection Order Clinic.
While at The University of Cincinnati College of Law, Professor Hagan was an Arthur Russell Morgan Human Rights Fellow from 2002 to 2005 and Senior Articles Editor with Portfolio for the Human Rights Quarterly from 2004 to 2005.
Law Review and Journal Articles
- *Shifting the Lens: A Primer for Incorporating Social Work Theory and Practice to Improve Outcomes for Clients with Mental Health Issues and the Law Students who Represent Them (co-authored with with Susan McGraugh and Lauren Choate) Mental Health Law & Policy Journal, Volume 3, Issue 2, 2014.
- *Lawyers are counselors, too: Social workers can train lawyers to more effectively counsel clients (co-authored with Dr. Stephanie Boys and Valerie Voland) Advances in Social Work, 12 (2), pages 241-254.
- Simple Directions for Better Time Management and Client Rapport, Family Lawyer Magazine, May 2013.
Work in Progress
- Catching Fire: A Case Study Illustration of the need for an Interdisciplinary Clinical Case Partnership and Resulting Student Successes (in progress).
- Who are the People in Your Neighborhood?: Balancing The Interests of Clients, Courts and Community Agencies, Co-Presenter, 2014 AALS Conference of Clinical Legal Education, Chicago, Illinois (pending, accepted, April 2014).
- To SEP or not to SEP?: Creating a One-Time Placement Credit Option to Allow for Future Adoption and Flexibility, Thoughtful Management and Increased Student Opportunities, Co-Presenter, Externships 7 Conference, Denver, Colorado, March 1, 2014.
- Integrating Social Work Theory and Practice into the Law Clinic Curriculum, Co-Presenter, at the Global Alliance for Justice Education's (GAJE) 7th Worldwide Global Alliance for Justice Education Conference/10th International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference, Delhi, India, December 10, 2013.
- Energy Transfer: Winning Inspirational Techniques, Plenary Session Co-Presenter, 2013 Midwest Clinical Law Teachers Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 1, 2013.
- Invited Trainer and Presenter, Clinical Legal Education: Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, The Protection Project at The Johns Hopkins University - SAIS International Workshop, Oslo, Norway, November 27, 2013.
- Invited Trainer and Presenter, Clinical Legal Education: Crimes against the Family, Community Development, The Protection Project at The Johns Hopkins University - SAIS International Workshop, Istanbul, Turkey, September 30th to October 1st, 2013.
- Featured Presenter and Poster, Law and Social Work: Providing Holistic Services to Benefit Students, the University and the Community, IUPUI Center for Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) Community Showcase, Indianapolis, Indiana, September 16, 2013.
- Law and social work: How academic collaborations can better serve students and clients, Co-Presenter, at the 33rd International Congress on Law and Mental Health, Amsterdam, Holland, July 2013.
- Empowerment Through Application: Implementing and Assessing the Intersection of Social Work Theories and Legal Pedagogy in a Classroom and Clinic Setting, Co-Presenter, 2013 AALS Conference of Clinical Legal Education, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 1, 2013.
- Invited Panelist, Best Practices Panel, 2013 Plater Institute on the Future of Learning, Indianapolis, Indiana, April 22, 2013.
- "Social Work and Law: The Educational Benefits of Collaboration", Poster with Professor Stephanie Boys, IUPUI Research Day, Indianapolis, Indiana, April 5, 2013.
- The Need for Interpersonal Skills Education in Preparation for Criminal Justice Careers, Co-Presenter, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, March 20, 2013.
- Feature Roundtable: Service Learning and Criminal Justice Education: Integrating Theory and Practice to Propel Student Learning and Enhance Curricular Goals, Co-Presenter, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, March 20, 2013.
- Holding On and Letting Go: Remembering and Retuning Interviewing and Counseling Skills as a Family Law Attorney, Presenter, Family Law Continuing Legal Education (CLE), December 2012, Indianapolis, Indiana, December 2012.
- Evolution Through Time: How Lessons Learned from a New, Experienced and Adjunct Clinician Give Perspective and Direction on Student Learning and Programmatic Challenges/Changes, Co-Presenter, 2012 Midwest Clinical Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, November 2012.
- Positives Through Partnerships: Overview of an Experiential Collaboration Between Law and Social Work, Co-Presenter, Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) Symposium, Indianapolis, Indiana, September 2012.
- LGBT in the Heartland: Planning for the Future Through Clinics, Externships and Interdisciplinary Partnerships, Co-Presenter, American Association of Law Schools Clinical Conference, Los Angeles, California, May 2012.
- Campus and Community Collaboration in the Civil Practice Clinic: Logistics and Preliminary Assessment, Indiana University Edward C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching, Indianapolis, Indiana, February 2012.
- Trainer, Clinical Skills Curriculum Training, (one of three invited to lead a week long faculty training) Kenya Law School, Nairobi, Kenya, January 2012.
- "Bridging the Disciplinary Gap: Increasing Holistic Context
and Opportunity for Clinical Law Students through an
Interdisciplinary Partnership between Law and Social Work," Co-Presenter, Transforming Legal Education – Australian National Conference on Clinical and Experiential Learning, Sydney, Australia, September 2011.
- "Marginalizing Discrimination: How Social Justice, Advocacy and LGBT Awareness on a Clinical Level Can Make Equality More of a Reality," Presenter, 6th Global Alliance for Justice Education Worldwide Conference, Valencia, Spain, July 2011.
- "Yes, You Can!: Course Collaboration for a Richer Learning Experience and Institutional Change," Poster with Professor Cynthia Adams, 2011 AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Seattle, Washington, June 2011.
- "Social Work in Other Fields of Work: The Need for Interdisciplinary Education for Attorneys," CLE Co-Presenter for the IUAA Evening of Celebration and Class Reunion Activities, Indianapolis, Indiana, May 2011.
- "Yes, You Can!: Course Collaboration for a Richer Learning Experience and Institutional Change," Poster with Professor Cynthia Adams, IUPUI Research Day, Indianapolis, Indiana, April 2011.
- "Social Work in Other Fields of Work: The Need for Interdisciplinary Education", Co-Presenter, The Edward C. Moore Symposium on Teaching Excellence, Indianapolis, Indiana, February 2011.
- "Weaving Interdisciplinary Partnerships into Clinical Education," Co-Presenter, Plenary Session, Midwest Clinical Law Conference, Chicago, Illinois, November 2010.
- "Educating Lawyers in the Changing Economy," Panelist, Legal Education Conclave, Indianapolis, Indiana, September 2010.
- “Putting the Counsel back in Counselor: How to Implement Theories of Law and Social Work in a Law School Setting,” Co-Presenter, Teaching Law Practice Across the Curriculum Conference, Topeka, Kansas, June 2010.