Title/s: Clinical Teaching Fellow, Health Justice Project
Office #: Corboy 714
Professor Setrini returned to the Health Justice Project in 2023 as a Clinical Teaching Fellow, after serving as the executive director of the Jaharis Health Law Institute at DePaul College of Law. She came to higher education from a career in direct civil legal services, most recently as the manager of Legal Aid Chicago’s Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLP) Project. Setrini is a first-generation Latinx American who chose a career in the law in order to give back to her community, and live up to the sacrifices made on her behalf.
Setrini has engaged with a wide range of medical partners in the course of her work with MLPs, from federally qualified health centers, to large safety net health systems, supervising the Health Justice Project at Legal Aid Chicago, in collaboration with Loyola, and Erie Family Health Centers, as well as with Salud Adelante/Health Forward, an innovative MLP between Cook County Health, Chicago Department of Public Health, and Legal Aid Chicago, and Justice Through Generations, an MLP focused on the needs of older adults with Rush University Medical Center. In 2019, Setrini served as an adjunct professor in Loyola’s Weekend JD Program, teaching civil litigation skills in an experiential learning environment.
Prior to her experience with MLPs, Setrini worked as a staff attorney at Legal Aid Chicago, where she took part in the Shriver Center’s Racial Justice Institute in 2015. There she learned to focus her legal advocacy through a racial justice lens, which became the touchstone of her career from that point forward. Setrini continues to collaborate with the Racial Justice Institute by serving as trainer and coach since 2017. She has also lectured at DePaul, Loyola, and Northwestern law schools on implicit bias and structural racism, and presented locally, and nationally on the value of using multidisciplinary tools to address health equity.
During her time at DePaul, Setrini worked with students, faculty, staff, and alumni to support programming at the intersection of health law and information technology and intellectual property, while maintaining a framework of health equity and access to care. She served as the health law committee chair, and member of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Community Building committee.
Setrini’s years of experience collaborating in multidisciplinary settings to maximize both health system returns on investment and improvement in health outcomes for individuals through legal interventions informs her work as she continues to advocate for health equity as a mechanism for alleviating poverty and dismantling the systems that create health disparities.
Languages: Bilingual in Spanish
JD, Northwestern University
BA, Northwestern University
Using Racial Justice Frameworks in Medical Legal Partnership Design The Journal of Law Medicine and Ethics. Symposium edition. (Forthcoming 2023)
Treating Poverty: Legal Tools for Health Harming Needs 69 DePaul L. Rev. (2020)
Media and Popular Writing
A higher bar: It's time for more equality in the legal field | TheHill (Dec. 29, 2021) https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/judicial/587536-a-higher-bar-its-time-for-more-equality-in-the-legal-field/
La Ultima Palabra: Alice Setrini | Latino Voices | Chicago News | WTTW https://news.wttw.com/2020/10/10/la-ultima-palabra-alice-setrini
What Health Law Practitioners Can Do Now to Address Disparities Highlighted by COVID-19, DePaul E-Pulse Blog, (May 26, 2020). https://blogs.depaul.edu/jhli/2020/05/26/what-health-law-practitioners-can-do-now-to-address-disparities-highlighted-by-covid-19/
Recent Presentations and Programs
American Society of Law Medicine and Ethics Annual Health Law Professors Conference, Using Experiential Learning Tools to Support Goals of ABA Standard 303 in Health Law Courses. Presenter with Kate Mitchell, 6/7/23.
DePaul College of Law: Noxious and Neglected Neighborhoods: Examining the Impacts of Environmental Racism in Chicago. Program Co-Organizer. 4/3/23.
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine: Setting Health Equity Visions for Success. Panelist 3/28/23.
Yale University Law School: Medical-Legal Partnerships: Equity, Evaluation and Evolution. Breakout Group Session Moderator. 3/2/23.
Jaharis Health Law Institute Annual Symposium: Unplanned Obsolescence: Reproductive Healthcare Technology’s Response to a Changing Legal Landscape. Program Organizer. 3/1/23.
Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law Anti-Discrimination Law: Implicit Bias and Structural Racism Guest Lecturer. 1/13/23.
Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law course: Anti-Discrimination Law. Introduction to Implicit Bias and Structural Racialization. Guest Lecturer. 1/12/22.
Jaharis Health Law Institute Annual Symposium: Antitrust and Access to Care: Lessons from Market Consolidation and a Public Health Crisis. Organizer and Moderator. 3/10/22.
Jaharis Health Law Institute Annual Compliance Conference: Managing Reputational Risk Through Compliance Best Practices. Organizer and Moderator. 4/7/22.
American Society of Law Medicine and Ethics Annual Health Law Professors Conference, Engaging in Experiential Interprofessional Education through MLPs Addressing Social Determinants of Health Presenter with Erin Paquette. 6/1/22.
Racial Justice Institute- MacArthur Safety and Justice Fundamentals of Race Equity Program Mitigating Bias. Affiliate Faculty. 7/20/22.
Jaharis Health Law Institute Academic Year Welcome Program: The Impact of Dobbs on Reproductive Healthcare. Moderator. 9/6/22.
Racial Justice Institute- MacArthur Safety and Justice Fundamentals of Race Equity Program Systems Thinking. Affiliate Faculty. 10/25/22, 9/14/22.
DePaul University College of Law: Community Conversation- The Impact and Intersection of Public Health, Mental Health, and Gun Violence. Organizer and Moderator. 10/26/22
DePaul University College of Law Croak Legal Clinic, Addressing Social Determinants of Health Through Medical-Legal Partnerships. Guest Lecturer. 11/13/22.
University of Chicago Medicine, Comprehensive Care Program Grand Rounds, Addressing Complex Medical and Social Needs The Comprehensive Care, Community & Culture Program (C4P) and The Social Service Alignment Learning Collaborative (SSALC). Presenter. 11/14/22.
Preparing to Practice DEI Series: Allyship in the Legal Profession. 2/24/21. Presenter/Moderator.
DePaul College of Law Community Conversations: Moving From Words to Action: Discussion with Social Justice Champion Jamal Cole. 3/10/21. Organizer.
Jaharis Health Law Institute, DePaul University and Law Libraries, Center for Public Interest and Journal for Social Justice collaborative program: Locked Up and Locked Out Neighbors: The Battle for Health Equity for Incarcerated People in Illinois. 3/21. Organizer.
DePaul College of Law course: COVID-19 and Public Health Law. Social Determinants of Health. 3/21. Guest Lecturer.
Jaharis Health Law Institute Lunch Lecture Series: ABC’s of MLPs. 4/5/21 Presenter.
Jaharis Health Law Institute Virtual Symposium: Addressing Health Disparities Is Technology the Answer? Organizer, Moderator. 4/8/21.
Jaharis Health Law Institute Lunch Lecture Series: Reproductive Health Challenges Under Texas SB8. Organizer. 10/6/21.
Jaharis Health Law Institute Lunch Lecture Series: Facing Health Disparities Experienced by Native American Communities. Organizer and Panelist. 11/3/21.
Preparing to Practice DEI series: Path to Allyship: Confronting Bias Organizer and Moderator. 11/9/21.
Northwestern Law School Anti-Discrimination Law: Implicit Bias and Structural Racism Guest Lecturer. Fall 2020.
Jaharis Health Law Institute Lunch Lecture Series: American Medical Association at the Intersection of Social Activism and Medicine. Organizer. 10/7/20.
Jaharis Health Law Institute Lunch Lecture Series: Significant Health Law Cases from SCOTUS Year in Review. Organizer. 10/28/20.
DePaul University College of Law Community Conversations: Racial Health Disparities in Cook County and COVID-19. Organizer. 10/20.
Loyola Law School Health Justice Clinic: Implicit Bias and Structural Racism Guest Lecturer Fall 2019
DePaul College of Law, Law Review Symposium, Treating Poverty: Legal Tools for Health Harming Needs. March 2019, Panelist.
DePaul University Master of Public Health, Health Equity, and Social Justice Conference. Lessons Learned from an MLP Integrated into a Provider-based Care Coordination Team. August 5, 2019. Presenter.
University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy, Civic Leadership Academy Graduation Speaker June 21, 2019.
National Center for Medical Legal Partnership Summit. Case Studies on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Addressing Co-Occurring Medical and Social Needs. September 20, 2019. Presenter.