Professor Cross is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Legal Instruction and the Director of the Domestic Violence Law Clinic. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Alabama School of Law, Professor Cross taught in the Civil Litigation Clinic at the University of Denver and was a clinical teaching fellow in the Domestic Violence Clinic at Georgetown University, where she earned her LL.M degree. Before she began teaching, Professor Cross was an Equal Justice Works/AmeriCorps Fellow and staff attorney at a women’s reentry nonprofit in Washington, D.C. where she represented formerly incarcerated women in domestic violence and family court proceedings and represented incarcerated women in parole revocation hearings. Professor Cross received her J.D. from New York University and her B.A., magna cum laude, from UC San Diego. Her research focuses on the myriad intersections between domestic violence, poverty, and criminal law.