Professor Locker directs the JD Externship Program. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Michigan School of Law. Her own law school experience included extensive clinical opportunities including a full-time externship in juvenile law at the University of Cape Town in South Africa and work with Michigan Law's Child Advocacy Law Clinic. While in law school she served on the Michigan Journal of Race and Law, co-chaired the student LGBT group, and participated in a wide range of public interest related student organizations.
Beth returned to Vermont Law in 2017 after spending a year working in Georgia on behalf of children and families involved with the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. In addition to her work in child advocacy, Beth has a long history of working in legal education. Here at VLS, she served as Associate Director of Career Services from 2012 to 2016. Prior to that she was an Assistant Professor and Director of the Field Placement Clinic at Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University and a Post-Graduate Fellow in Law at the Barton Child Law & Policy Center at Emory University School of Law.
Beth’s work in child advocacy includes serving as Policy Director for Voices for Georgia’s Children and as the Deputy Project Director for the Supreme Court of Georgia’s Committee on Justice for Children. Prior to law school, she worked as a school teacher and advocate on behalf of LGBTQI youth.