Prof. Dalié Jiménez

University of California, Irvine

Prof. Dalié Jiménez is a professor of law at the UC Irvine School of Law, where she teaches bankruptcy, contracts and consumer-protection courses. 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. The project has received generous financial support from the National Science Foundation, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges and the Arnold Foundation, among others. Prof. Jiménez spent a year as part of the founding staff of 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 Hon.  Juan R. Torruella of the U.S. 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. A cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, Prof. Jiménez also holds dual B.S. degrees in electrical engineering/computer science and political science from MIT. In 2018, she was honored as one of the American Bankruptcy Institute's "40 Under 40" for her achievements.