Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Associate Professor, Legal Methods
B.A., Temple University
J.D., Temple University School of Law
Email: [email protected]
Alice Eakin is an Associate Legal Methods Professor and Associate Dean of Students at Delaware Law. Professor Eakin received a B.A. in Political Science/Honors from Temple University in 1984 and a J.D. from Temple University School of Law in 1987. Following graduation from law school, Professor Eakin was an Assistant Public Defender in Kansas City, Missouri, and in 1989 became a Trial Team Leader in that office. After returning east in 1990, she worked at the Delaware Criminal Justice Council and clerked for Judge Carl Goldstein of the Delaware Superior Court. Professor Eakin was a full-time Legal Methods instructor at Widener from 1993 to 1996, teaching Legal Methods I, II, and a seminar course entitled Selected Topics in Criminal Defense. In 1996 she joined the law school’s administration, serving as Assistant Dean for Career Development from 1997- 2000. Professor Eakin taught as an adjunct professor from 2002 - 2007 and then returned to the fulltime faculty in 2007 as an Assistant Legal Methods Professor and Co-Director of the Academic Success Program. Professor Eakin also serves as an Academic Advisor in the Office of Student Affairs. Professor Eakin served on the Board of Directors for the American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware from 2000 – 2017, and served as the Affiliate Affirmative Action Officer for that organization from 2007 - 2014. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Common Cause Delaware and Innocence Delaware.
As a practicing attorney, and in my other work in the justice system, I saw the profound, positive impact lawyers can have on people’s lives. That inspired me, and through teaching, I hope I play some role in helping students make their own impact. But as a teacher, my greatest inspiration comes from the students themselves. I feel a deep sense of pride when I see the tremendous energy my students devote to their work, and I am inspired by all they are able to achieve.