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Alvarez, Alicia

Clinical Professor of Law
Community and Economic Development Clinic

3136 South Hall
734.763.9152
E-mail aalvar@umich.edu
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, focusing on employment law. Prior to coming to the Law School, Prof. 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. She also has been a visiting professor at the University of Valencia (Spain) and Boston College Law School, and a Fulbright Scholar at the University of El Salvador. Prof. Alvarez has consulted with clinics throughout Latin America. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Section on Clinical Legal Education of the Association of American Law Schools. Prof. Alvarez chairs the AALS Membership Review Committee. She served on the AALS Nominating Committee for 2012 Officers and Members of the Executive Committee; the ABA Clinical Skills Committee; and on the board of directors of the Society of American Law Teachers. Before teaching she was a staff attorney at Business and Professional People for the Public Interest and the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago. Prof. Alvarez received her BA, magna cum laude, from Loyola University of Chicago and her JD, cum laude, from Boston College Law School.

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Co-author. Introduction to Transactional Lawyering Practice, St. Paul, Minn. P. R. Tremblay, co-author.  American Casebook Series. St. Paul, Minn.: West Group, 2013.
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Activities

Presenter, AALS Site Evaluators Workshop, Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, New York, Jan. 3, 2014.

Plenary presenter, "Austerity and Law Schools: Strategies to Prevent the Dismantling of Progressive Gains," LatCrit Conference, Chicago, Oct. 5, 2013.

Panelist, "Legal Clinics as Transformative Components in the Learning Process: Teaching-Learning Methods and Legal Clinic Models," Fifth National Spanish Conference on Legal Education, Valencia, Spain, Sept. 13, 2013.

Gave a presentation on clinical legal education to faculty and administrators of the University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain, May 28, 2013.

Presented "Lawyering Abilities and Clinical Legal Education" to students and faculty of the University of Valencia Legal Clinic, Valencia, Spain, May 16, 2013.

Presented at a plenary entitled "The Changing Face of Clinical Legal Education: Models, Pedagogies, and Opportunities for Transfer" at the Clinical Conference of the Association of American Law Schools, Puerto Rico, April 29, 2013.

Taught a Poverty and Law seminar for the Master of Law in Human Rights, Democracy, and International Justice program, University of Valencia, Spain, April 25, 2013.

Presented a roundtable discussion on "Economic Injustice and Momentary Unrest: (How) Do Time, Space, Identity, and Law Delimit the Maximum Concessions Possible?", the Law and Society Association's annual meeting, Honolulu, June 2012.

Plenary presenter, "Social Justice Redux: A Re-examination of the Meaning of Social Justice Work in Clinical Legal Education," Southern Clinical Conference, Knoxville, Tennessee, March 16, 2012.

Presenter, concurrent panel, "Reimagining Lawyering in the Transactional Setting: Substantive and Contextual Differences," AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Seattle, Washington, June 2011.

Participant, Clinical Legal Education Workshop, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana, May 2011.

Presenter, Women in the Academy Project conference, University of Michigan, March 2011.

 
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