Dalié Jiménez

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

Dalié Jiménez’s scholarly interests include empirical and policy work in 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 at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a federal agency established in 2010 with the assistance of Elizabeth Warren, for whom Jiménez was a teaching assistant in Contracts at Harvard Law. At the CFPB, Jiménez served as a policy fellow in the Deposit, Cash, Collections & Reporting Markets group, where her work focused on credit reporting, debt collection 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.

Dalié Jiménez, Dirty Debts Sold Dirt Cheap, 52 Harv. J. on Legis. ____ (2014)

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)