Allison Korn is the Assistant Dean for Experiential Education at UCLA School of Law. She was previously the Clinical Director for the Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy. She teaches Introduction to the Lawyer-Client Relationship and Food Law Clinic. Korn’s teaching and scholarship focus on law, policy, and practices that impact vulnerable individuals’ and communities’ access to justice.
Prior to joining UCLAW, Korn was a Clinical Teaching Fellow at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she co-taught Family Law Clinic and supervised students in their direct representation of clients in family law and civil matters. Additionally, she supervised students in their Maryland state legislative advocacy projects and community-based participatory research activities. Korn also taught at the University of Mississippi School of Law, where she designed a seminar and practicum addressing poverty in the region. As a practitioner, Korn was a member of the inaugural class of family defense attorneys at the Bronx Defenders in New York, representing parents charged with abuse and neglect and fighting against unnecessary removal of children from their families. She also used legal advocacy and community organizing as the South-based staff attorney for National Advocates for Pregnant Women, an organization devoted to protecting the rights and human dignity of all women.
Korn is a graduate of Roanoke College, where she was the David Bittle Scholar, and earned her J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law. While in law school, Korn co-founded the Student Hurricane Network, a national network of more than 5,500 law students advancing the cause of social justice in communities affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.