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Ericka Curran

Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills; Leadership Honors Program Director

Full-Time Faculty

School of Law


Email: Ericka Curran
Keller Hall Room 411


Ericka Curran is an Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills and Leadership Honors Program Director. She joined the University of Dayton School of Law in August 2019 as an Assistant Professor in the Legal Professions department and was named Leadership Honors Program Director in May 2020. Professor Curran comes to UD after a twelve-year background in clinical and experiential legal education with a focus on immigration and human rights.

Prof. Curran received her law degree from Seattle University School of Law and went on to practice Immigration Law. Professor Curran has served on the Board of Directors of the American Immigration Lawyers Association Central Florida Chapter and has chaired numerous committees. Professor Curran also served on the Executive Committee for the North East Florida Human Trafficking Coalition and also served for 6 years on the City of Jacksonville’s Mayor’s Victim Assistance Advisory Council.

Before joining UDSL, Professor Curran was the Director of Experiential Learning at Florida Coastal School of Law and taught Immigration Law, International Human Rights, Human Trafficking and the Law and ran the Immigrant and Human Rights Clinic. In practice, professor Curran focused on the representation of detained immigrants, immigrant children, immigrant survivors of violent crime and human trafficking victims.

If you would like to reach out to Prof. Curran, her office is Room 411 in Keller Hall.  She can also be reached by email at


J.D., Seattle University School of Law, 2002
B.A., The Evergreen State College 1996

Selected Publications

E Curran & E Bonthuys, Customary Law and Domestic Violence in Rural South African Communities 21 S. Afr. J. Hum. Rts. 607-635 (2005).