Dalié Jiménez is an Associate Professor of Law and Jeremy Bentham Scholar at the University of Connecticut School of Law. Her scholarly interests include empirical and policy work in commercial law, consumer financial protection, bankruptcy, credit and debt collection markets, and the financial distress of American families. Jiménez is currently working on a large-scale, randomized control trial evaluating the effectiveness of legal and counseling interventions to help individuals in financial distress.
Prof. Jiménez spent the 2011-12 academic year on the founding staff of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau where she served as a policy fellow in the Deposit, Cash, Collections & Reporting Markets group. Her work at the Bureau focused on credit reporting, debt collection, student loans, and debt relief. While there, she co-authored two reports to Congress on credit scoring issues.
Prior to her academic career, Prof. Jiménez clerked for the Honorable Juan R. Torruella of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, was as a litigation associate at Ropes & Gray, LLP in Boston, and worked on consumer protection issues at the Massachusetts State Senate.
Prof. Jiménez is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where she was a recipient of the ABI Award for Outstanding Bankruptcy Student and was senior editor of the Harvard International Law Journal. In addition, she holds B.S. degrees in political science and electrical engineering/computer science from MIT.