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Faculty and Administration Profiles

Alice Setrini

Title/s:  Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law, Health Justice Project

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About

Alice Setrini is the supervisory attorney for Legal Aid Chicago’s Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) Project. She has worked with the nationally recognized Health Justice Project, between Erie Family Health Centers, Loyola University Law School and Legal Aid Chicago since 2015. In addition, Alice supervises Health Forward/Salud Adelante, an innovative MLP between Cook County Health, Chicago Department of Public Health and Legal Aid Chicago working with care coordination to identify and provide comprehensive services for some of Cook County’s most vulnerable individuals. She also supervises the Justice Through Generations MLP with Rush University Medical Center’s Social Work and Community Health program.

Alice began her career at Legal Aid Chicago in 2005 at the Westside Office, representing individuals in federal, state and administrative proceedings in the areas of public benefits, employment, domestic relations, consumer issues and subsidized housing. In 2011, she turned her focus to employment litigation practice in the Immigrants and Workers’ Rights practice group. Starting in 2013 Alice ran the William J. Hibbler Federal Pro Se Assistance Program at the US District Court, Northern District of Illinois. Since 2011 Alice has been involved in the agency’s Civil Rights Task Force developing curriculum and making policy recommendations within Legal Aid Chicago on racial justice issues.

Alice has presented locally and nationally on the value of using the law as a strategy for addressing social determinants of health as well as lectured at Loyola’s Health Justice Project Clinic, and Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law Civil Litigation clinic on implicit bias and structural racism. Alice focuses on MLPs as a model for legal service delivery that can have an impact on the structures that keep people in poverty.

Degrees

BA, Northwestern University Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, 1999

JD, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

Program Areas

Health Justice Project