Vanessa del Valle

Clinical Associate Professor of Law


Vanessa del Valle joined the MacArthur Justice Center in November 2015 after serving for two years as a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Rubén Castillo in the Northern District of Illinois. In 2013, del Valle received a law degree from Stanford Law School where her experience included serving as managing editor for training at the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and representing clients as a certified law student at the Stanford Community Law Clinic and the Stanford Criminal Defense Clinic. She also was a board member of the Stanford Latino Law Students Association. She majored in political science at Yale University where she received a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in 2010.

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Rights


  • BA, Yale University
  • JD, Stanford Law School

Prior Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Law Clerk, 2015-2013, Hon. Ruben Castillo, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

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