Allison Brownell Tirres

Allison Brownell Tirres

Visiting Associate Professor of Law

Professor Tirres is an Associate Professor of Law at DePaul University College of Law. Her research and publications focus on immigration, citizenship, civil rights and property law in both historical and contemporary perspectives. Her work has appeared in the American Journal of Legal History, the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal and the Michigan Journal of Race & Law, among others. In 2011, she was invited by the US State Department to travel to Greece to serve as an expert speaker on issues of immigration law, policy and history.

After receiving a bachelor's degree magna cum laude from Princeton University, Tirres studied for a year in Mexico City at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. She received her JD from Harvard Law School, where she was an editor and treasurer of the Harvard Law Review, and a PhD in History from Harvard University.

Tirres served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at DePaul from 2014 to 2017. She is a contributing editor of the online journal Jotwell and has served as a peer reviewer for numerous journals and publishers. She teaches Immigration Law & Policy, Property Law, State & Local Government Law, and a seminar in the Law of Citizenship.