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Co-op 1

US Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Appeals Board (EAB), Washington, DC

Alicia assisted lawyers in conducting research, created digests of issues within EAB cases and drafted a proposed decision for the board.

Electives

  • Administrative Law
  • Animal Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Evidence
  • Federal Courts and the Federal System
  • State and Local Government
  • Legal Interviewing and Counseling

Co-op 2

Center for Biological Diversity, San Francisco

Alicia researched and drafted legal memoranda on a variety of topics, including the Clean Water Act and hydraulic fracturing.

Research Assistant

Alicia worked with Professor Lee Breckenridge on research related to Massachusetts’ water law.

Co-op 3

DNA People’s Legal Services, Tuba City, Arizona

Alicia worked on a Navajo reservation in northern Arizona, helping tribal members — many of whom lacked official identification papers — through legal issues including divorce, name changes and child custody.

Activities

  • Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition
  • Student Bar Association 

Clinic

Poverty Law and Practice

With a collaborative group of her peers led by Professor Jim Rowan, Alicia gained experience working on unemployment and welfare cases.

Co-op 4

Bay Area Legal Aid, Oakland, California

Working within the firm’s domestic violence practice area, Alicia was able to accompany Bay Area Legal Aid lawyers in the courtroom. She witnessed effective litigation techniques firsthand, from cross-examining hostile witnesses to making strong closing arguments.  

After Graduation

Staff Attorney, DBA Program, DNA People’s Legal Services, Tuba City, Arizona

Through her work in the Diné Bí ts’íís báá Ah’jiteí (DBA) Program, which means “program for the health of the people” in Navajo, Alicia provides free legal services to low-income Native American patients and their families being served at health care facilities in the Navajo Nation. 

Result

An experienced legal guide for all citizens.