Alicia Thesing directs, and teaches a section in, the Legal Research and Writing program for first-year law students. Prior to stepping into this role, Alicia was a supervising attorney and lecturer in the Environmental Law Clinic where she trained second- and third-year law students in litigating environmental matters at all levels from state superior court to the Supreme Court of the United States. 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.
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.