While a law student, Erin served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Michael Simon in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon and for the Honorable Darleen Ortega of the Oregon Court of Appeals. In addition, during law school Erin worked as a summer associate for Haglund Kelley LLP, and she completed a public interest fellowship at Metropolitan Public Defender.
Erin graduated summa cum laude from Willamette University College of Law in 2018, where she was a Presidential Scholar, the Articles Editor for Willamette Law Review, a member of the Moot Court Board, the director of the American Constitution Society, and the treasurer of the Willamette University Public Interest Law Project. She is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, where she earned her B.A. in English.
In her free time, Erin enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, reading poetry, knitting, cooking, and working in her garden.
The Ramos Project
In April 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down non-unanimous jury convictions in criminal cases in Ramos v. Louisiana. A shameful carryover from the Jim Crow era, Louisiana and Oregon were the last two states that allowed non-unanimous criminal convictions when as many as two jurors believed a defendant was innocent. Overnight, more than 260 cases in Oregon became eligible to seek post-conviction relief for unconstitutional non-unanimous convictions. Housed in the Criminal Justice Reform Clinic (CJRC) at Lewis & Clark Law School, the Ramos Project is a statewide pro-bono initiative providing legal assistance to those seeking redress.
Community Involvement & Activities
American Constitution Society, Oregon Chapter
Board of Directors, Vice President
Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
Membership Committee, Member
Oregon State Bar Constitutional Law Section
Executive Committee, Member
Oregon Women Lawyers
Awards & Recognition
Erin Roycroft Unpacks Vaccine Policy Considerations
Roycroft Appointed to OSB Constitutional Law Section Executive Committee
Erin Roycroft Joins Tonkon Torp from Oregon Court of Appeals
EEOC Issues Guidance on Employer-Mandated Vaccines
Publications & Presentations
"Mandatory Vaccination Policies," Annual Labor & Employment Law Update, June 2021
"Be on the Lookout for Changes to the ORCP," Oregon State Bar Litigation Journal, Spring 2021
"EEOC Issues Guidance on Employer-Mandated Vaccines," Tonkon Torp Legal Update, December 2020