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About Lisa Avalos

Professor Avalos joined the LSU Law Center faculty in 2018.  Her teaching and research interests are in the areas of criminal law and procedure, with an emphasis on sexual offenses, gender-based violence, and women's human rights.  She also teaches in the area of legal ethics.  Professor Avalos’s publications have appeared in the University of Illinois Law Review (forthcoming), Case Western Reserve Law Review (forthcoming), Brooklyn Law ReviewNevada Law JournalMichigan Journal of Gender & Law, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, the Journal of Gender, Race and Justice, and the Fordham International Law Journal.

Professor Avalos previously taught at the University of Arkansas School of Law and was a visiting assistant professor at Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to entering academia, she worked as an associate at McDermott Will & Emery in New York City and at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg in Chicago. She earned her J.D. from New York University School of Law. She also holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in sociology Northwestern University, and a B.A. in psychology from Northwestern University. Prior to attending law school, she taught sociology at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa.


August 2018 - Present Hermann Moyse, Sr. Associate Professor of Law, Louisiana State University Law Center Law
July 2013 - August 2018 Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville ‐ School of Law

Curriculum Vitae

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  • Sex Crimes: Emerging Law & Policy Issues
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Criminal Law


2006 J.D., New York University ‐ School of Law
1995 Ph.D., Northwestern University
M.A., Northwestern University
B.A., Northwestern University

Contact Information

Lisa Avalos
Paul M. Hebert Law Center
1 E. Campus Dr.
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Office: 430
Phone: 225.578.0894


Articles (2)

Forthcoming Works (1)

Recent Works (6)

Law Enforcement Training Bulletins (2)

Social Science Works (2)