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Dalié Jiménez
Professor of Law and Director of Student Loan Law Initiative, UC Irvine

areas of expertise
  • Bankruptcy and debtor-creditor law
  • Consumer law
  • Credit and debt collection markets
  • Credit reporting
  • Student loans
  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Access to civil justice
  • Randomized control trials in law
  • JD, Harvard Law School
  • BS, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BS, Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dalié Jiménez is a Professor of Law at the UC Irvine School of Law and director of its Student Loan Law Initiative.

An elected member of the American Law Institute, Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy, she has published articles in the areas of bankruptcy, student debt, and the intersection of the two, access to justice, civil rights, and debt buying and collection, among other topics. She is one of three principal investigators in the Financial Distress Research Project, a large-scale, longitudinal, randomized control trial evaluating the effectiveness of legal and counseling interventions to help individuals in financial distress.

Jiménez spent a year as founding staff at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau working on debt collection, debt relief, credit reporting, and student loan issues. Prior to her academic career, she clerked for the Honorable Juan R. Torruella of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, was a litigation associate at Ropes & Gray in Boston, and worked on consumer protection issues for a Massachusetts state senator.

Born in Cuba, Professor Jiménez emigrated to the US as a teenager, an experience which informs her research. She lives in Irvine with her husband, toddler, and three cats. She tweets about all of these topics at @daliejimenez.

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