As one of the supervising attorneys in the highly regarded Environmental Law Clinic, Alicia Thesing trains second- and third-year law students in the practice of environmental law. Under her supervision, students advise clients, address government agencies, and litigate a range of environmental matters at all levels, from state superior court to the Supreme Court of the United States. In addition to her role in the clinic, she also helps run the Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy Program. Before joining Stanford Law School in 2004, she worked in city attorneys’ offices in San Jose, Palo Alto, and Mountain View where she primarily defended local land use decisions and police conduct charges. Before attending law school, she taught English in Thailand and served as a community mediator in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Alicia earned her JD from Stanford Law School where she was awarded the Hilmer Oehlmann, Jr. Prize for excellence in legal research and writing. She received a BA in music with concentrations in black studies and women’s studies from Swarthmore College where she won the Melvin B. Troy Prize for outstanding music composition.