Alistair Newbern
Vanderbilt Legal Clinic
131 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
Work Phone: (615)322-4148
Fax Phone: (615)343-6562
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Alistair Newbern runs the Vanderbilt Law School Appellate Litigation Clinic, in which third-year law students practice before appellate courts on behalf of clients who could not otherwise afford representation. Professor Newbern’s research focuses on access to the courts for underrepresented litigants. After earning her J.D. at the University of California at Berkeley, where she served as Senior Notes and Comments Editor of the California Law Review, Professor Newbern clerked for Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and for Judge Aleta A. Trauger of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. Before joining Vanderbilt, Professor Newbern taught at the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she directed the school’s Civil Legal Assistance Clinic. She also held a teaching fellowship in Georgetown University Law Center’s Appellate Litigation Program and practiced in the Nashville, Tennessee, office of Lieff Cabraser Heimann and Bernstein.

Additional Information

TBA Membership Status: Member : 2014 - 2015
Legal Education: University of California
Year Licensed: 2001
Year Licensed in Tennessee: 2001
Section Membership(s): Appellate Practice Section, Access to Justice Committee, TBA Members
Practice Areas/Areas of Interest: Appellate Practice, Civil Rights, Judges & Courts