Ana Corina “Cori” Alonso-Yoder is a visiting faculty member at Georgetown Law in the Federal Legislation Clinic for 2020-2021. She previously was the Practitioner-in-Residence with the Immigrant Justice Clinic at American University Washington College of Law. She is licensed to practice law in Maryland and in Washington, DC.
Prior to joining the faculty of Washington College of Law, she was the supervising attorney at Whitman-Walker Health, the country’s longest serving medical-legal partnership. In her public interest legal practice, Professor Alonso-Yoder has worked on a variety of equal justice issues, with a special emphasis on advocacy for LGBT and HIV-positive immigrants. Early in her legal career, Professor Alonso-Yoder represented low-income immigrants at Ayuda, where she established an innovative project to meet the civil legal needs of notario fraud victims. In her work to promote immigrants’ rights, she has collaborated on transnational labor policy and worker outreach in central Mexico, provided legal orientation and advice and counsel to inmates in U.S. immigration detention facilities, and served as an assistant to the chair of the United Nations Committee Against Torture in Geneva. Professor Alonso-Yoder’s commentary on immigrants’ rights has been featured by ABC News, The Atlantic, and Washington Monthly magazine, among others.
Originally from Mexico City, she grew up in Denver, Colorado and speaks English, French, and Spanish.