Alisa Hartz

Lecturer

Background:

Alisa Hartz is a staff attorney at Public Counsel, the nation’s largest pro bono law firm.  She is part of the Opportunity Under Law project, which uses impact litigation and community organizing to advance civil rights and economic justice in California and nationally.  Her cases have focused on the right to literacy under the California Constitution (Ella T. v. State of California), the right to appropriate services for mentally disabled homeless people being released from jail (Powers v. County of Los Angeles), and unconstitutional enforcement of gang injunctions (Rodriguez v. City of Los Angeles).  

Alisa received her JD from the UC Irvine School of Law and was a proud member of the inaugural class.  After law school, she clerked for the Hon. Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Hon. Dean D. Pregerson of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. 

Alisa is a graduate of Swarthmore College (BA) and Brown University (PhD).  Prior to attending law school, Alisa taught comparative literature, French, and academic writing at Haverford College, Brown University, and Queens College.

alisahartz@mac.com 

Current Courses:

Appellate Litigation Clinic