Practice Areas
  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2014
  • Northwestern University School of Law, LLM, with honors, 2014
  • University of Pennsylvania, Masters of Education (Urban Education), 2011
  • Yale University, B.A. in Sociology (International Studies), with distinction, 2009

Alice Lin

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Alice is an associate in the Firm's Real Estate and Tax & Business Planning Groups. Prior to joining Barack Ferrazzano, she was a legal intern at a publicly traded international technology services corporation. During her time there, she assisted in the development of a corporate security takeover defense manual, as well as advised the Board in written memorandum of actions in challenged director decisions. Her work also included partnering with the tax department to research employment and corporate laws and to analyze tax incentives for relocating the company's IP holding company from Bermuda to Illinois. Prior to attending law school, she created and taught an AP English curriculum to urban youth and led a team of senior research project teachers for Teach for America, as well as interned at the United Nations Children's Fund in Beijing, China, where she researched, analyzed and presented international models of child protection and related laws to leaders of HIV/AIDS, Protection and Policy departments to assist in establishing a child welfare system.

During the summer of 2014, Alice was a Public Interest Law Initiative graduate fellow at The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights and was sponsored by the Firm.

Alice is fluent in Mandarin and has intermediate proficiency in Spanish.

Professional Activities and Honors

  • CBA Federal Tax Section Award for Academic Achievement in Taxation (2014)
  • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Graduate Fellow, Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights (2014)
  • Associate Editor, Northwestern University Law Review (2013-2014)
  • Northwestern Law Scholars Program (2012-2014)
  • President, Real Estate & Estates and Trusts, Northwestern University School of Law (2012-2013)
  • Memorandum Contributor to UN Special Expert Professor David Scheffer, Khmer Rouge Trials (2011-2012)
  • Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy Fellow (2007-2009)
  • Dwight Hall Early Childhood Education Fellow (2006-2009)
  • Yale Alumni Interviewer for College Admissions
  • Yale China Fellow (June 2008-August 2008)
  • Taiwanese American Society Education Chair/ Chinese Adopted Siblings Program Coordinator (2006-2007)
  • President, Yale Students for UNICEF (2007-2008)

Charitable and Community Involvement

  • Sunday School Teacher, Painted Door Church, Chicago, IL
  • Child Advocate, The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights