Dalié Jiménez

Associate Professor of Law and Jeremy Bentham Scholar
Headshot of Professor Jiménez.
Office: Hosmer 224
  • Consumer Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Law
  • Debt Collection and Relief
  • Credit Reporting and Credit Scoring
  • Empirical Research
  • Student Loans

Dalié Jiménez’s scholarly interests include empirical and policy work in commercial law, consumer financial protection, bankruptcy, credit and debt collection markets, and the financial distress of American families. She is currently working on a large-scale, randomized control trial evaluating the effectiveness of legal and counseling interventions to help individuals in financial distress.

Professor Jiménez spent the 2011-2012 academic year on the founding staff of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau where she served as a policy fellow in the Deposit, Cash, Collections & Reporting Markets group. Her work at the Bureau focused on credit reporting, debt collection, student loans, and debt relief. While there, she co-authored two reports to Congress on credit scoring issues.

Prior to her academic career, Professor Jiménez clerked for the Honorable Juan R. Torruella of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, was as a litigation associate at Ropes & Gray, L.L.P. in Boston, and worked on consumer protection issues at the Massachusetts State Senate.

Professor Jiménez is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where she was a recipient of the American Bankruptcy Institute Award for Outstanding Bankruptcy Student and was senior editor of the Harvard International Law Journal. In addition, she holds B.S. degrees in political science and electrical engineering/computer science from MIT.

Xiaoling Ang & Dalié Jiménez, Private Student Loans and Bankruptcy: Did Four-Year Undergraduates Benefit from the Increased Collectability of Student Loans? in Student Loans and the Dynamics of Debt, Kevin Hollenbeck and Brad Hershbein, Eds. (UpJohn Press 2015).

Dalié Jiménez, Dirty Debts Sold Dirt Cheap, 52 Harv. J. on Legis. 41 (2015)

Dalié Jiménez, The Distribution of Assets in Consumer Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Cases, 83  Am. Bankr. L.J. 795 (2009) (peer-reviewed) (Winner, Judge John R. Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing)

Dalié Jiménez, D. James Greiner, Lois R. Lupica, and Rebecca L. Sandefur, Improving the Lives of Individuals in Financial Distress Using a Randomized Control Trial: A Research and Clinical Approach, 20 Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy 449 (2013)

D. James Greiner, Dalié Jiménez & Lois R. Lupica, Self-Help, Reimagined, forthcoming Indiana Law Journal (Spring 2017).

Recent Faculty Notes
Dalié Jiménez Signs on as Amicus in Trump University Appeal
Jun 20, 2017 -

Professor Dalié Jiménez has signed on as amicus to a brief of consumer law professors supporting a challenge to the settlement in a lawsuit against President Donald Trump and Trump University. The plaintiff, Sherri B. Simpson, objected to the $25 million settlement of a class action lawsuit on behalf of students who said Trump and his for-profit educational enterprise defrauded them. Simpson's lawyers argue that the judge should have allowed her to opt out of the settlement, which would have left her free to pursue her own claim.

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