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Alice S. LaCour


Trial Attorney, Federal Programs Branch, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A., Washington and Lee; J.D., Yale

Professor LaCour is a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch, where her work focuses primarily on defending federal...

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Professor LaCour is a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch, where her work focuses primarily on defending federal statutes, regulations, and agency actions in cases involving matters of constitutional and administrative law. Among other cases, Professor LaCour has represented the United States in cases involving constitutional and statutory challenges to the Mine Safety and Health Administration's 2013 Pattern of Violations rule, Federal Advisory Committee Act challenges to the Environmental Protection Agency's consideration of whether to take action under Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act, and enforcing the Secretary of the Department of Labor's reinstatement orders pursuant to the Federal Railroad Safety Act. Before joining the Department of Justice, Professor LaCour clerked for Judge Jennifer Elrod on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and Judge Keith Ellison on the Southern District of Texas.

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