Alexi Freeman

Professor of the Practice of Law; Associate Dean-Dvsty,Eqt,Incls; Director of Externships; Director of Social Justice Initiatives

Director of Externships and Public Interest Initiatives

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Director of Externships and Public Interest Initiatives, Legal Externships, Public Interest Law

Professional Biography

Alexi Freeman has a distinguished record working alongside low-income communities and communities of color as a racial justice and legal advocate. Prior to joining Denver Law, Freeman worked as an attorney at Advancement Project, a national civil rights group, where she assisted grassroots organizations across the country on social justice advocacy campaigns around education and juvenile justice policy, housing, and voting rights issues. Freeman continues to support grassroots communities and social justice movements pro bono. At Denver Law, Freeman focuses her efforts inside and outside of the classroom on building a community of students dedicated to pursuing the public good and training the next generation of social justice advocates. She is a member of the National Association of Pro Bono Professionals and serves on the Board of Governors for the Society of American Law Teachers, which is a community of progressive law teachers working for justice, diversity, and academic excellence. Freeman is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Harvard Law School. While at Harvard Law, she was recognized for her work in public interest law and her leadership on campus. She first became interested in issues of racial and social justice as a child growing up in an interracial and interfaith family.


  • JD, n/a, Harvard Law School, 2007
  • BA, Journalism & Cultural Studies - Double Major, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004

Licensure / Accreditations

  • Faculty Institute of Inclusive Teaching
  • Bar Admission as Law Professor - Colorado
  • Bar Admission/Admitted to Practice Law
  • Bar Admission/Admitted to Practice Law

Professional Affiliations

  • Society of American Law Teachers
  • Clinical legal education association
  • AALS Section on Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities
  • National Association of Pro Bono Professionals

Featured Publications

Uniting the Head, Hands, and Heart: How Externship Departments Can Combat Public Interest Drift, co-authored with Katherine Steefel, 25 (2019).
The Pledge for the Public Good: A Student-Led Initiative to Incorporate Morality & Justice in Every Classroom, co-authored with Steefel Katherine, 22 Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice (2016).