Alicia Ouellette

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‚ÄčAlicia Ouellette is the 18th President and Dean of Albany Law School. As Dean, she led the law school in the development, adoption, and implementation of a new strategic plan, led and consummated an institutional affiliation with the University at Albany, and has introduced to the Law School innovative educational programs.

Prior to her appointment as Dean, she served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Intellectual Life and a Professor of Law.  Her research focuses on health law, disability rights, family law, children's rights, and human reproduction. Her book, Bioethics and Disability: Toward a Disability Conscious Bioethics, was published in 2011 by Cambridge University Press. She has authored numerous articles published in academic journals such as the American Journal of Law and Medicine, the Hastings Center Report, the American Journal of Bioethics, the Hastings Law Journal, the Indiana Law Journal and Oregon Law Review. 

Before joining the law faculty, Dean Ouellette served as an Assistant Solicitor General in the New York State-Attorney General's office. As ASG, Prof. Ouellette briefed and argued more than 100 appeals on issues ranging from termination of treatment for the terminally ill to the responsibility of gun manufacturers for injuries caused by handguns. Before that, Dean Ouellette worked in private practice and served as a confidential law clerk to Judge Howard A. Levine on the New York State Court of Appeals. She has continued her advocacy work in select cases and was lead counsel on the law professors' brief submitted in support of same-sex couples who sought the right to marry in New York State.

She earned her A.B. at Hamilton College and her J.D. at Albany Law School, where she was 
Editor-in-Chief of the Albany Law Review.