Professor Alicia Alvarez is a clinical professor of law and director of the Community and Economic Development Clinic, where she specializes in issues affecting nonprofit and community-based organizations. Her area of interest is economic justice. She also has taught in the Michigan Clinical Law Program, where she focused on employment law. Prior to teaching at the Law School, Professor Alvarez founded and directed the Community Development Clinic at DePaul University College of Law. She also taught in the Asylum and Immigration Clinic and the Civil Litigation Clinic. Professor Alvarez has been a visiting professor at the University of Valencia and at Boston College Law School and was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of El Salvador. She has consulted with clinics throughout Latin America. In 2016, Professor Alvarez was elected to serve a three-year term on the executive committee of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). From 2012 to 2014, she served on the executive committee of the AALS's Section on Clinical Legal Education. She served on the AALS Membership Review Committee from 2012 to 2014 and chaired the committee from 2013 to 2014. Professor Alvarez is the coauthor (with Paul R. Tremblay) of Introduction to Transactional Lawyering Practice (West, 2013). Before teaching she was a staff attorney at Business and Professional People for the Public Interest and the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago. Professor Alvarez received her BA, magna cum laude, from Loyola University of Chicago and her JD, cum laude, from Boston College Law School.
"One Community Economic Development Clinic's Seminar and the Challenges in Connecting the Work of the Clinic to the Work of the Client." In Transforming the Education of Lawyers: The Theory and Practice of Clinical Pedagogy, edited by S. Bryant, E. S. Milstein, and A. C. Shalleck, 99-106. Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press, 2014.
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