Ms. Dalie JimenezUniversity of California, Irvine School of Law, Irvine, CA
DALIÉ teaches bankruptcy, contracts and consumer-protection courses. She is one of three principal investigators in the Financial Distress Research Project, a large-scale, longitudinal, randomized control trial evaluating the effectiveness of legal and counseling interventions to help individuals in financial distress. The project has received generous financial support from NSF, ABI, NCBJ and the Arnold Foundation, among others. She is also a member of ABI’s Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy.Dalié spent a year as part of the founding staff of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, working on debt-collection, debt-relief, credit reporting and student loan issues. She currently coordinates expert responses to various CFPB requests for information. Prior to her academic career, she clerked for Hon. Juan R. Torruella of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, was a litigation associate at Ropes & Gray in Boston, and worked on consumer-protection issues for a Massachusetts state senator.As a Cuban immigrant who spent most of her adult life on the East Coast, Dalié is enjoying her recent move to California, where she chairs the Association of American Law School’s (AALS) Section on Consumer and Commercial Law and for the past five years has chaired the Law & Society Association’s Household Finance collaborative research network (CRN), helping it grow its membership. In addition, for over a decade she has been a volunteer board member of the nonprofit Friends of Caritas Cubana, which supports the humanitarian work of the Catholic Charities NGO in Cuba by raising funds.
[Dalié’s] research on student loans, access to justice, debt buying, and more not only contributes new ideas and knowledge to scholarly debates, but has significant real-world impact of interest to the courts, to lawyers, and other professionals.