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Education

J.D., 2006, New York University School of Law

Ph.D., Sociology, 1995, Northwestern University

M.A., Sociology, Northwestern University

B.A., Psychology, Northwestern University

Contact Information

  • Office: W304
  • Phone: 225-578-0894
  • Fax: 225-578-5937
  • Email: avalos@lsu.edu

Lisa Avalos

Assistant Professor of Law

Biography

Professor Avalos joined the Law Center faculty in 2018.  Her teaching and research interests are in the areas of criminal law and procedure, with an emphasis on sexual offenses and gender-based violence.  She also teaches in the area of legal ethics.  Professor Avalos’s publications have appeared in the Brooklyn Law Review, Nevada Law Journal (forthcoming), Michigan Journal of Gender & Law, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, the Journal of Gender, Race and Justice, and the Fordham International Law Journal.

Professor Avalos previously taught at the University of Arkansas School of Law and was a visiting assistant professor at Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to entering academia, she worked as an associate at McDermott Will & Emery in New York City and at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg in Chicago. She earned her J.D. from New York University School of Law. She also holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in sociology Northwestern University, and a B.A. in psychology from Northwestern University. Prior to attending law school, she taught sociology at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa.