Alexi Freeman

Alexi Freeman
(303) 871-6788

Legal Externship
Critical Race Reading Seminar
Movement Lawyering Skills Workshop
Social Change Lawyering
Youth Rights Workshop

Associate Professor of the Practice and Director of Externships and Public Interest Initiatives
Director of Externships and Public Interest Initiatives
Legal Externships
Public Interest Law

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. Freeman continues to support grassroots communities and social justice movements pro bono. At Denver Law, Freeman focuses her efforts inside and outside of the classroom on building a community of students dedicated to pursuing the public good and training the next generation of social justice advocates. 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. 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.

Featured Publications

Uniting the Head, Hands, and Heart: How Externship Departments Can Combat Public Interest Drift, co-authored with Katie Steefel, 25 (2) Clinical Law Review 325 (2019).

From Symposium to Action: Five Ways for Law Schools to Bridge the Gap Between Students and Marginalized Communities, 94 Denver L. Rev. (forthcoming May 2017).

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 & Justice in Every Classroom, co-authored with Katherine Steefel, 22 Wash. & Lee J. Civ. Rts. & Soc. Just. 49 (2016).

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