Ali Litchfield joined the education law team after over eight years of practical experience in the education field.
While attending Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Ali was a Civitas Child Law Fellow. The Fellowship experience provided focused legal studies and practical experience on working with issues relating to children. Through the Legislation and Policy Clinic, Ali provided background research concerning truancy issues to streamline the legal framework surrounding proceedings against parents. This project also included drafting legislation which eventually was adopted into law. Ali also served in the capacity of guardian ad litem in cases with the Child Protection division as a component of her Child Law Clinic experience. Her law school internships included positions with the Rock Island County Circuit Court as a judicial clerk, a student-licensed practicing State’s Attorney’s intern, and a law clerk in a criminal defense and civil rights firm.
After earning her undergraduate degree in Secondary Social Studies Education from Indiana University Bloomington, Ali taught through the Teach for America Program in Chicago. While at IU, Ali remained an active member of the School of Education as the Indiana Student Education Association Treasurer and a participant in the teaching aboard program, Global Gateway of Teachers, which allowed her to complete a portion of her student teaching practicum in Kabula, Kenya.
Ali has a passion for the stage and supplements her longing for performing by karaoking and occasionally hosting trivia nights.