Alicia Alvarez joined the University of Michigan Law School faculty in 2006.
BiographyAlicia Alvarez is a clinical professor of law and Director of the Urban Communities Clinic, where she represents community based organizations. Her areas of interest are issues facing low-income communities. She has also taught in the Michigan Clinical Law Program, focusing on employment law. Prior to coming to Michigan, she taught the Community Development Clinic at DePaul University College of Law. She also taught in the Asylum Clinic and the civil litigation clinic. She has taught as a visiting professor at the Boston College Law School and the University of El Salvador. Professor Alvarez was a Fulbright Scholar in El Salvador and has consulted with clinics throughout Latin America. She serves on the ABA Clinical Skills Committee and the planning committee for the 2010 Association of American Law Schools' Clinical Conference. She has served 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. Professor Alvarez received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Loyola University of Chicago and her J.D., cum laude, from Boston College Law School.
Papers (Finding Aids)
Law Quadrangle Notes Articles
"New Faculty Members Deepen, Enrich Michigan Law's Teaching, Research" 49 L. Quadrangle Notes 38 (Fall, 2006).