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
Anthony V. Alfieri, Professor of Law and Dean's Distinguished Scholar, is the Founder and Director of the Center for Ethics and Public Service, and the Founder of the Historic Black Church Program, at the University of Miami School of Law. Professor Alfieri earned an A.B. in 1981 from Brown University, graduating magna cum laude with concentration honors in the Center for Law and Liberal Education, and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 1984, graduating with Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Jane Marks Murphy Prize honors.
From 1984 to 1987, he served as a staff attorney in the South Bronx trial office of the Civil Division of the New York Legal Aid Society, specializing in federal and state complex public benefits litigation. In 1987, New York Law School appointed him Clinical Associate Professor and Managing Attorney of its Federal Litigation Clinic. In 1990, he served at Marquette University Law School as Assistant Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Studies.
In 1991, Professor Alfieri joined the University of Miami School of Law, where he teaches civil procedure, ethics, professional liability, public interest law and leadership, social entrepreneurship, and lawyer malpractice. He has published more than 70 articles, essays, and editorials on ethics, criminal justice, poverty law, and the legal profession in leading journals and book anthologies. His work has been cited and downloaded more than 3,000 times in books, law journals, social science networks, and the media.
Under his direction, the Center for Ethics & Public Service has won the American Bar Association 1998 E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award, the Florida Bar Seventh Annual 1999-2000 Professionalism Award, and the Miami-Dade County Commission on Ethics and Public Trust 2001 ARETE Award for nonprofit of the year.
Professor Alfieri is a current member of the American Law Institute, the University of Miami Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools' Section on Professional Responsibility, and the St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School Board of Trustees; an elected Fellow of the American Bar Foundation; past member of the Florida Bar Standing Committee on Professionalism, the Ethics, Integrity and Accountability Task Force of the Miami-Dade County Commission on Ethics and Public Trust, the Attorney-Client Privilege Task Force of The Florida Bar, and the Executive Committees of the Association of American Law Schools' Section on Clinical Education; and a past Contributing Op-Ed Columnist for The Miami Herald. In addition, he was recently appointed to the AALS Standing Committee on Curriculum Issues, the Corporate Social Responsibility Center Advisory Board, the Coconut Grove Ministerial Alliance, Inc. (a consortium of Historic Black Churches), and as a Visiting Scholar at Dartmouth College's Ethics Institute and at Brown University's Department of Africana Studies.
Professor Alfieri is the winner of numerous awards, including the 2000 and 2009 Richard Hausler Professor of the Year Award and the Class of 2000 Amicus Curiae Dedication, the Florida Supreme Court 1999 Faculty Professionalism Award, the Association of American Law Schools' Clinical Section Committee on Lawyering in the Public Interest 2004-2005 Gary Bellow Scholar award, the 2006-2007 William J. Clinton Distinguished Fellowship, the Association of American Law Schools' Clinical Section 2007 William Pincus Award, the Association of American Law Schools' Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities Section 2007 Father Robert Drinan Award, and the 2011-2012 Public Interest Innovative Service Award.
Professor Alfieri will be a Visiting Professor at UCLA School of Law in 2014-2015.