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Anthony Alfieri

Anthony V. Alfieri
Professor of Law and Dean's Distinguished Scholar
Director, Center for Ethics and Public Service and Founder, Historic Black Church Program
J.D. 1984, Columbia University School of Law
A.B. 1981, Brown University Center for Law and Liberal Education

Telephone: 305-284-2735   |   Office: G281
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Beaner Hopping: Black on Brown Violence and the Law, 91 North Carolina L. Rev. (forthcoming 2013)

Next Generation Civil Rights Lawyers: Race and Representation in the Age of Identity Performance, 122 Yale L.J. 1484 (2013) (with Angela Onwuachi-Willig).

Community Education and Access to Justice in a Time of Scarcity: Notes from the West Grove Trolley Garage Case, 2013 Wisconsin L. Rev. 121.

He is the Darkey with the Glasses On”: Race Trials Revisited, 91 North Carolina L. Rev. 1497 (2013).

Law Firm Malpractice Disclosure: Illustrations and Guidelines, 41 Hofstra L. Rev. (2013).

Fidelity to Community: A Defense of Community Lawyering, 90 Texas L. Rev. 635 (2012).

Service Delivery, Resource Allocation and Access to Justice: Greiner and Pattanayak and the Research Imperative, 122 Yale L.J. Online 45 (2012) (with Jeffrey Selbin, Jeanne Charn, & Stephen Wizner).

Faith in Community: Representing “Colored Town,” 95 Cal. L. Rev. 1829 (2007), reprinted in Irish Rev. Community Econ. Dev. L. & Pol’y (2012).

Educating Lawyers for Community (2012) Wisconsin L. Rev. 115.

Fidelity to Community: A Defense of Community Lawyering, in Critical Race Theory: The Cutting Edge (Richard Delgado & Jean Stefancic eds., 3d ed) (2012).

Community Lawyering: An Ethical Defense, 90 Texas L. Rev. (forthcoming 2012)

Theory and Practice in Legal Education: A Primer for Curricular Reform, 2011 Wisconsin L. Rev. (forthcoming 2012)

Big Law and Risk Management: Case Studies of Litigation, Deals, and Diversity, 24 Geo. J. Legal Ethics (forthcoming 2011)

Integrating into a Burning House: Race- and Identity-Conscious Visions in Brown's Inner City, 84 S. Cal. L. Rev. 541-603 (2011)

Post-Racialism in the Inner-City: Structure and Culture in Lawyering, 98 Geo. L.J. 921-66 (2010)

Jim Crow Ethics and the Defense of the Jena Six, 94 Iowa L. Rev. 1651-1701 (2009)

Prosecuting the Jena Six, 93 Cornell L. Rev. 1285-1310 (2008)

(Un)Covering Identity in Civil Rights and Poverty Law, 121 Harv. L. Rev. 805-44 (2008)

Faith in Community: Representing "Colored Town", 95 Cal. L. Rev. 1829-78 (2007)

The Fall of Legal Ethics and the Rise of Risk Management, 94 Geo. L.J. 1909-55 (2006)

Gideon in White/Gideon in Black: Race and Identity in Lawyering, 114 Yale L.J. 1459-88 (2005)

Mercy Lawyers, 82 North Carolina L. Rev. 1297-1318 (2004)

Retrying Race, 101 Mich. L. Rev. 1141-1200 (2003)

Community Prosecutors, 90 Cal. L. Rev. 1465-1512 (2002)

Ethics, Race, and Reform, 54 Stan. L. Rev. 1389-1407 (2002)

Race Prosecutors, Race Defenders, 89 Geo. L. J. 2227-77 (2001)

Prosecuting Violence/Reconstructing Community, 52 Stan. L. Rev. 809-871 (2000)

Prosecuting Race, 48 Duke L. J. 1157-1264 (1999)

(Er)Race-ing an Ethic of Justice, 51 Stan. L. Rev. 935-54 (1999)

Race Trials, 76 Texas L. Rev. 1293-1369 (1998)

Lynching Ethics: Toward A Theory of Racialized Defenses, 95 Mich. L. Rev. 1063-1104 (1997)

Mitigation, Mercy, and Delay: The Moral Politics of Death Penalty Abolitionists, 31 Harv. C.R.-C.L. L. Rev. 325-52 (1996)

Defending Racial Violence, 95 Colum. L. Rev. 1301-42 (1995)

Impoverished Practices, 81 Geo. L. J. 2567-2663 (1993)

Stances, 77 Cornell L. Rev. 1233-57 (1992)

Disabled Clients, Disabling Lawyers, 43 Hastings L. J. 769-851 (1992)

Reconstructive Poverty Law Practice: Learning Lessons of Client Narrative, 100 Yale L. J. 2107-47 (1991)

Speaking Out of Turn: The Story of Josephine V., 4 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 619-53 (1991)

The Politics of Clinical Knowledge, 35 N.Y.L. Sch. L. Rev. 7-27 (1990)

The Antinomies of Poverty Law and a Theory of Dialogic Empowerment, 16 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & Soc. Change 659-712 (1987-88)

Review Essays & Commentaries

Discovering Identity in Civil Procedure, 83 S. Cal. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2010)

Against Practice, 107 Mich. L. Rev. 1073-92 (2009)

Clinical Genesis in Miami: Introduction, 75 UMKC L. Rev. 1137-38 (2007)

Teaching Ethics/Doing Justice, 73 Fordham L. Rev. 851-63 (2005)

Color/Identity/Justice: Chicano Trials, 53 Duke L. J. 1569-1617 (2004)

Limited Scope Legal Representation under Model Rule 6.5: Ethical Issues, ABA Center for Professional Responsibility Coursebook 553-57 (June, 2004)

Teaching the Law of Race, 89 Cal. L. Rev. 1605-24 (2001)

Activities of Law School Centers on Professionalism, 52 South Carolina L. Rev. 486-88 (2001)

Black and White, 85 Cal. L. Rev. 1647-86 (1997), reprinted in 10 La Raza L. J. 561-600 (1998)

Lawyering for Poor Communities in the Twenty-First Century, 25 Fordham Urb. L.J. 729-70 (1998)

Race-ing Legal Ethics, 96 Colum. L. Rev. 800-07 (1996)

Ethical Commitments, 38 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 199-205 (1996)

Denaturalizing the Lawyer-Statesman, 93 Mich. L. Rev. 1204-30 (1995)

Practicing Community, 107 Harv. L. Rev. 1747-64 (1994)

The Ethics of Violence: Necessity, Excess, & Opposition, 94 Colum. L. Rev. 1721-50 (1994)

Chapters in Books

(Er)Race-ing an Ethic of Justice, in Lawyers' Ethics and the Pursuit of Social Justice: A Critical Reader 265-73 (Susan D. Carle ed., 2005)

Race Prosecutors, Race Defenders, in Race, Culture, Psychology and Law 63-78 (Kim Barrett ed., 2004)

Defending Racial Violence, in Bold Beginnings, Bright Tomorrows: An Anthology of Faculty Writings 1-47 (Lynn Thompson, ed. 2002)

Reconstructive Poverty Law Practice: Learning Lessons of Client Narrative, in Jurisprudence, Classical and Contemporary: From Natural Law to Postmodernism 521-32 (Robert Hayman, Jr. et al., 2d ed. 2002)

Race Prosecutors, Race Defenders, in Jurisprudence, Classical and Contemporary: From Natural Law to Postmodernism 919-24 (Robert Hayman, Jr. et al., 2d ed. 2002)

Reconstructive Poverty Law Practice: Learning Lessons of Client Narrative, in Critical Race Theory: The Cutting Edge 600-06 (Richard Delgado & Jean Stefancic eds., 2d ed. 2000)

Reconstructive Poverty Law Practice: Learning Lessons of Client Narrative, in Clinical Anthology: Readings for Live-Client Clinics 290-99 (1997)

Welfare Stories, in Law Stories 31-49 (Gary Bellow & Martha Minow, eds. 1996)


John Hart Ely: Fathers and Sons, 58 U. Miami L. Rev. 953-54 (2004)

Books in Progress

Prosecuting and Defending Racial Violence

Poor Lawyers: The Legal Profession in Impoverished Communities

Newspaper Editorials & Magazine Articles

Neighborhood Initiatives – How Students Can Help, Miami Herald, July 8, 2008

South Florida Philanthropy: A Charitable Divide?, Miami Daily Business Review, Apr. 21, 2008

Racists Remain Undeterred, Miami Herald, Feb. 23, 2008

Blow the Whistle on Abusers of Public Funds, Miami Herald, Sept. 7, 2006

Teaching the Spirit of Justice, 20 St. David’s Mag. 12-13 (Summer 2006)

Enron Trial: Lessons on Ethics for Lawyers, Miami Herald, Feb. 10, 2006

Our Silence in the Face of Squalor, Miami Herald, Oct. 13, 2005

Time for a Woman in this Job?, Miami Herald, June 8, 2005

Knowing When to Call It Quits, Miami Herald, Apr. 28, 2005

A Chance to Right Old Wrongs, Miami Herald, Feb. 10, 2005

Some Resist Call to Arms, Miami Herald, Dec. 2, 2004

Muzzled Mother Asks a Potent Question, Miami Herald, Oct. 5, 2004

Rooting a New Iraq in Justice, Miami Herald, Aug. 27, 2004

Regier Appointment: An Opportunity to Debate Faith's Role in Public Policy, Miami Herald, Sept. 15, 2002

Try Talking to Children About World’s Conflicts, Miami Herald, June 9, 2002


Professor Anthony Alfieri, "No Violations In Sewer Bidder's Communications With Miami-Dade County " in Daily Business Review.

Professor Anthony Alfieri in "Ethics Consultant Finds Violation In Miami-Dade Sewer Contract Bid" in Daily Business Review.

Professor Anthony Alfieri in "Miami workers scramble to test toxic soil in 112 parks" in The Miami Herald.

Professor Anthony Alfieri in "In the Shadow of 'Old Smokey,' a Toxic Legacy" in the New York Times.

Professor Anthony Alfieri in "Ash dumped at Coconut Grove park called biggest health risk, remains under investigation" in The Miami Herald.

Professor Anthony Alfieri "Coral Gables sues developer over Coconut Grove trolley garage" in The Miami Herald.

Professor Anthony Alfieri "City inaction on polluted soil angers residents" in The Miami Herald.

Professor Anthony Alfieri in "Miami's West Grove: 'Old Smokey' incinerator remains health hazard" in The Miami Herald.

Professor Anthony Alfieri in "Homestead Mayor Steve Bateman under probe over secret deal " in The Miami Herald.

Professor Anthony Alfieri opines in "Against the trolley garage in West Grove" in The Miami Herald.

Professor Toni Alfieri comments on the construction of a trolley facility in the West Grove in The Miami Herald. Read story