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Director of Externships and Public Interest Initiatives
Public Interest Law
Associate Professor of the Practice and Director of Externships and Public Interest Initiatives
B.A., 2004, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
J.D., 2007, Harvard Law School
Alexi Freeman has a distinguished record working alongside low-income communities and communities of color as a racial justice and legal advocate. Prior to joining Denver Law, Freeman worked as an attorney at Advancement Project, a national civil rights group, where she assisted grassroots organizations across the country on social justice advocacy campaigns around education and juvenile justice policy, housing, and voting rights issues. She is a member of the National Association of Pro Bono Professionals and serves on the Board of Governors for the Society of American Law Teachers, which is a community of progressive law teachers working for justice, diversity, and academic excellence. At Denver Law, Freeman focuses her efforts on teaching courses and implementing programming that aim to build a community of students dedicated to pursuing the public good and train the next generation of social justice advocates. Freeman is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Harvard Law School. While at Harvard Law, she was recognized for her work in public interest law and her leadership on campus. She first became interested in issues of racial and social justice as a child growing up in an interracial and interfaith family.
- It’s About Power, Not Policy: Rebellious Lawyering for Large-Scale Social Change, co-authored with Jim Freeman, 23(1) Clinical Law Review 147 (2016).
- The Pledge for the Public Good: A Student-Led Initiative to Incorporate Morality and Justice in Every Classroom, co-authored with Katherine Steefel, 22(2) Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice (forthcoming spring 2016).
- Pro Bono, Public Interest and More: A Look at a Student-Led Initiative to Elevate the Public Good at Denver Law , co-authored with Katherine Steefel, The Docket, the magazine of the Denver Bar Association (2016).
- Teaching for Change: How the Legal Academy Can Prepare the Next Generation of Social Justice Movement Lawyers, 59 Howard Law Journal 1 (forthcoming fall 2015).
- Getting Your Hands Dirty: New School Legal Education, 36 The Docket, Issue 1 (January 2014).