Allison Tirres

Allison Tirres

Visiting Professor of Law

Professor Allison Brownell Tirres is a historian and legal scholar who teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, property law, immigration and civil rights. Her academic work is published, or forthcoming, in leading law reviews and journals, including Law & Social Inquiry, the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, the Michigan Journal of Race & Law, and the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, among others.

She is an Associate Professor at DePaul University College of Law, where she also served for six years as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Strategic Initiatives. In that role, she was instrumental in establishing new programs and shepherding curricular reform efforts in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion. She has been engaged in interdisciplinary work as the co-founder of the DePaul Migration Collaborative and as an inaugural participant in the Vincentian Pedagogy Project. In 2020, Professor Tirres received DePaul University’s Excellence in Teaching award. She has also received College of Law awards for Faculty Scholarship, Faculty Service and Faculty Achievement.

She received her bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Princeton University, her JD from Harvard Law School, where she was an editor and treasurer of the Harvard Law Review, and her PhD in American History from Harvard University.


J.D., Harvard Law School

Ph.D., Harvard University

M.A, Harvard University

B.A., Princeton University

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