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Alexis Anderson

Associate Clinical Professor


Alexis Anderson is an Associate Clinical Professor at the Law School's Civil Litigation Clinic, which is one of the in-house clinical opportunities located in the Center for Experiential Learning. She joined Boston College Law School in 1983 and has taught a range of clinical, ethics, and legal history courses. Most recently, she has taught students who are serving as their clients’ front line lawyers in the Civil Litigation Clinic, has taught a first year simulation course, Deals and Disputes, and is directing the law school’s London Semester in Practice program for spring, 2017.

Previously, she supervised BC Law's domestic extern program and taught and coordinated the required first year legal ethics and skills course. In 2013, she taught a simulation legal skills and ethics course at Renmin University in Beijing.  In addition, she has taught both the survey Professional Responsibility course and an ethics seminar for students enrolled in the school’s experiential courses.  Building on her interest in legal history, she has taught a seminar focusing on the development of free speech theory both at the law school and abroad at the University of Nanterre in France. From 2001-04, she served as Director of Advocacy and faculty advisor to BC Law's Board of Student Advisors.

Prior to coming to Boston College Law School, Professor Anderson was a litigator in a large, civil practice law firm in Philadelphia. She received her law degree and her Masters in Legal History from the University of Virginia. In past summers, Professor Anderson served as the project director for the State Department's Fulbright Summer Institute for International Scholars, a six-week graduate level course for foreign university professors co-hosted by Boston College Law School and the School of Arts and Sciences. The program provided an opportunity for faculty to develop international contacts and share perspectives on the role of law in the development of the American character, political system, and culture.  She continues to participate in summer institutes held at the law school for foreign students and is a Fulbright Specialist candidate.

Professor Anderson remains active in regional and national clinical organizations and continues to publish in both the clinical, ethics and legal history fields.