Alison R. Flaum

Clinical Professor of Law
Legal Director, Children & Family Justice Center


Alison Flaum joined the Northwestern clinical faculty in 2005 and has taught in both the Center on Wrongful Convictions and the Children & Family Justice Center. Before coming to Northwestern, she was a trial attorney at Washington, D.C., Public Defender Service, a Prettyman Clinical Fellow at the Georgetown University Law Center Juvenile and Criminal Justice Clinics and a Skadden Fellow at the Urban Justice Center in New York City. Her areas of expertise include criminal and juvenile defense, post-conviction litigation and trial advocacy.

Areas of Expertise

  • Wrongful Convictions
  • Criminal Justice
  • Trial Advocacy


  • AB, Brown University
  • JD, Yale University
  • LLM, Georgetown University

Prior Appointments

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

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