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Freedman, Allison

Clinical Fellow
Civil-Criminal Litigation Clinic

365 LR

Allison Freedman is a clinical teaching fellow in the Civil-Criminal Litigation Clinic. Prior to joining the Law School faculty, Professor Freedman was an adjunct professor of Advanced Trial Practice at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, and a law clerk for The Hon. Joan H. Lefkow of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She also litigated a wide variety of cases in federal and state court as an associate at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP in Chicago. During that time, she maintained an active pro bono practice, prevailing in an immigration appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and representing clients in housing, public benefits, consumer rights, and custody disputes. In 2017, she was awarded Katten's Pro Bono Service Award for this work.

Professor Freedman earned her JD from Northwestern Law, where she worked on civil rights cases, death penalty cases, and criminal cases involving youth as a student-attorney in Northwestern's clinics. She also was on the trial team, winning two national titles, and was appointed comment editor of the Northwestern Journal of International Human Rights, which allowed her to work with students to develop and publish their legal scholarship.

Prior to law school, Professor Freedman received a Fulbright Fellowship, during which she taught classes in politics, debate, and Spanish at a university in Hong Kong. She received a BA in political science, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.