Maggie Scotece

Staff Attorney/Lecturer
Reproductive Rights Law Institute
School of Law

Maggie Scotece, JD (She/They) is a long-time abortion advocate, doula, and disability self-advocate currently serving as a staff attorney and lecturer with Case Western Reserve’s Reproductive Rights Law Initiative. Her research and litigation focus on reproductive rights. She previously served as the Interim Executive Director and Legal Director at Abortion Fund of Ohio Including launching the fund’s first Legal Access Program and Judicial Bypass program which provides direct legal assistance for judicial bypass and pro-bono case referrals and management for Ohioans facing criminalized pregnancy outcomes. 

Over the last decade, Scotece has played an active role in community organizing spaces, including her involvement with the Ohio Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild where she began volunteering on their Protestor Jail Support and Legal Helpline in 2020. This set the groundwork for the founding of the Ohio Reproductive Liberty Defense Fund [OH RELIEF] which was co-created by Scotece and Rebecca Dussich in preparation for rising pregnancy and reproductive criminalization in Ohio. Scotece is a frequent lecturer and consultant on reproductive rights, LGBTQ+ issues, disability rights and movement lawyering issues. Scotece continues to work with local clinic escort programs, Racial Justice organizing, criminal justice reform, and movement lawyering.

Throughout her legal career Scotece has worked to make civic engagement and public policy conversations more accessible through her tenure with Disability Rights Ohio, Fair Districts Mapping Competition Advisory Committee and the Ohio Democratic Disability Caucus. They bring deep-rooted connections to Disability Justice organizing to their work at Case, including their experience as a disabled activist and co-founder of the Supported Decision Making Network of Ohio. She earned her JD in 2016 from The Ohio State Moritz College of Law, and two BA’s from Miami University in 2012 in International Studies and Italian Studies. 

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Juris Doctorate
The Ohio State University Mortiz College of Law
Bachelor of Arts
International Studies
Miami University
Bachelor of Arts
Italian Studies
Miami University