Professor Cammett joined the Boyd faculty in 2008 after completing a Clinical Teaching Fellowship at the Georgetown University Law Center, where she also served as a Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow.
Her scholarship explores intersectional legal issues at the nexus of race, poverty, criminalization and the family, and she is a recognized expert on the policy implications of incarcerated parents with child support arrears and other collateral consequences of criminal convictions. Professor Cammett’s work has been cited in two amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court in the 2011 case of Turner v. Rogers, and her scholarship has been excerpted for family law casebooks.
After graduating law school, Professor Cammett was awarded a Skadden Fellowship at the Legal Aid Society in New York where she represented formerly incarcerated women facing civil sanctions arising from incarceration. She later served as a policy analyst for the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, providing technical assistance to government and community-based organizations, engaging in legislative activity, and assisting with the development of model programs to facilitate more positive prisoner reentry outcomes. At Boyd Professor Cammett teaches Civil Procedure and co-directs the Family Justice Clinic, a live-client clinical program that has a particular focus on the low-income families of prisoners, and those affected by the child welfare system and other forms of state intervention. Professor Cammett was named Boyd’s 2011 Law Professor of the Year.
Professor Cammett is a member of the Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Poverty Law, the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT), and the Clinical Legal Education Association, among others. She is admitted to the bars of New York State, the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the District of Columbia, the state of Nevada, and the United States Supreme Court.
- Family Law
- Prisoner Re-entry
- Poverty Law
- Civil Procedure