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Alternate Law Professor Commissioner - ​Vanessa del Valle

Vanessa del Valle is a clinical assistant professor of law at the MacArthur Justice Center at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Her work focuses on enforcing the civil rights of individuals involved with the criminal justice system. She represents victims of police misconduct and prisoners in Illinois correctional facilities. She also represents community organizations seeking to end abusive policing tactics. She has also litigated suits to address issues facing immigrant communities.

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. She majored in political science at Yale University where she received a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in 2010.