Alicia Alvarez's area of interest is economic justice. She concentrates her practice in the CEDC on community and nonprofit organizations in Detroit and the metro area. She also has taught in the Civil-Criminal Litigation Clinic, focusing on employment law. Prior to coming to Michigan, she founded and taught the Community Development Clinic at DePaul University College of Law. She also has taught as a visiting professor at Boston College Law School. Prof. Alvarez was a Fulbright Scholar in El Salvador and was a visiting professor at the University of El Salvador. She has consulted with clinics throughout Latin America. Before teaching, she was a staff attorney at Business and Professional People for the Public Interest, concentrating on housing advocacy work in the Latino communities of Chicago, and at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, working primarily on housing, family, consumer, and employment matters. 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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