Mallary Scheer earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Georgia where she majored in History and minored in Environmental Law and Speech Communications. She then earned her Master of Public Administration also from the University of Georgia where she studied public financial management and public policy. After graduate school, Mallary worked as a Government Services Specialist for the Middle Georgia Regional Commission, where she managed numerous community and economic development projects. Mallary earned her Juris Doctor from the Charleston School of Law in 2013. In law school, Mallary founded the Public Interest Legal Society and served as the Editor-in-Chief of Resolved: Journal of Alternative Dispute Resolution. She also interned in the U.S. District Court of South Carolina with the Honorable Richard M. Gergel and with Youth Represent, a New York City nonprofit dedicated to helping youth overcome legal barriers to community reentry. Mallary’s experience with Youth Represent developed her understanding of the legal and policy challenges facing many students and young adults. Since graduation, Mallary served as a Staff Attorney then as the Deputy Director of Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services, a nonprofit dedicated to providing free civil legal representation to indigent clients. She currently operates her own law practice and serves as the ACLU of South Carolina’s Volunteer Youth Policy Advocate.