Faculty Profiles

Alison Anderson

Alison Grey Anderson

Professor of Law Emerita
B.A. Radcliffe College, 1965
J.D. UC Berkeley Law School, 1968
UCLA Faculty Since 1972

Alison Grey Anderson is a professor of law emerita.

Professor Anderson is an outstanding teacher who has received the University's Distinguished Teaching Award and the Eby Award for the Art of Teaching (1988), as well as the School of Law's Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching (1995-96).  She has devoted much of her career to curricular reform and the improvement of law teaching. In 2000-01 she was selected as a Carnegie Scholar by the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and Professor Anderson has continued to share her expertise in teaching with others by leading teaching workshops.

Anderson was the first faculty coordinator of the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, and she served in that capacity for five years.  In 2001 she received the Fredric P. Sutherland Public Interest Award which recognizes public service contributions by a faculty member.

As a student at UC Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall), Professor Anderson was articles editor of the California Law Review. After law school, she clerked for Judge Simon Sobeloff, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, before entering private practice with Covington & Burling. Anderson joined the law school faculty in 1972, and she served as Associate Dean of the UCLA School of Law in 2003.