Daria Fisher Page teaches and directs the Community Empowerment Law Project in the legal clinic at Iowa Law. Her students represent individuals, nonprofits, and organizations working to strengthen their communities, create economic opportunity, and advance social justice in matters ranging from entity formation and strategic planning to coalition building and the design of advocacy plans. Her research and scholarship currently focus on access to, and experiences of, justice; meaningful community engagement; and legal education reform.
Before joining the Iowa faculty, Professor Fisher Page was a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, where she directed The Community Justice Project, a clinic engaging poverty law issues through individual representation in litigation and organizational representation in transactional matters. She was selected to facilitate Georgetown’s innovative Lawyers in Balance program, introducing students to mindfulness and meditative practices, and taught in two of the Law Center’s post-graduate programs, the Delaney Public Policy Residency and the DC Affordable Law Firm. Earlier in her career, Professor Fisher Page taught courses on comparative refugee law and strategic human rights litigation at the Universidad de San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador, while she also worked on the legal team representing the plaintiffs in Aguinda v. ChevronTexaco.
Professor Fisher Page practiced for several years in the areas of immigration and refugee law, juvenile law, and human rights, both domestically and internationally. She has extensive experience in the provision of legal services to trauma survivors at Africa-Middle East Refugee Assistance (AMERA), the Tahirih Justice Center, and Kids in Need of Defense (KIND). Her recent publications include: "Etta & Dan: Seeking a Prelude to a Transformative Journey," 23 Clinical Law Review 251 (2016), "Developing a Pedagogy of Beneficiary Accountability in the Representation of Social Justice Non-Profit Organizations," with Amber Baylor, 45 Southwestern Law Review 825 (2016), and "Closing the Age-Out Gap?: Assessing Maryland’s Recent Expansion of Equity Court Jurisdiction for Potential Special Immigrant Juveniles," 22 Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy 33 (2015).
Practice and Teaching:
- Community Economic Development
- Clinical Legal Education
- Critical Legal Theory (studies)
- Juvenile Criminal Legal System
- LLM, Georgetown University Law Center
- JD, University of Michigan Law School
- BA, Yale University