Alicia   Gilbert
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
Cumberland School of Law
 Robinson Hall

Alicia Gilbert is a visiting assistant professor of law at Cumberland School of Law where she teaches contracts and health law courses. Gilbert’s research focuses on how regulations and business practices impact the provision of health care. Her scholarship has appeared or will appear in the Louisiana Law Review, the Harvard Journal on Legislation (Online), and the Tulane Law Review. Her teaching philosophy centers on incorporating regular opportunities for collaboration and feedback, and modeling service for her students through mentorship or service to the law school or community. 

She was the first in her family to go to law school. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama School of Law, where she graduated summa cum laude and as class valedictorian. During law school, she was executive editor of the Alabama Law Review and captain of the health care transactions team, Alabama Law’s first team to win the National Health Law Transactional Moot Court Competition at Loyola University. Among other awards, she was elected to the Order of the Coif and the Bench and Bar Legal Honors Society, and she earned the Dean’s Community Service Award.   

After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Patrick E. Higginbotham on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She then completed a post-clerkship Honors Fellowship with the Tennessee Office of the Solicitor General, where she split her time between appellate work and work within the health care division. She also worked in-house for a large, not-for-profit health system in Alabama, specializing in regulatory and transactional matters. In addition to practicing law, she is a board-certified registered dietitian.

Publications and Works-In-Progress

  • Frenemies: Why the FTC Should Explore the Utility of State COPAs to Address Anticompetitive Consolidation in Healthcare, 85 Louisiana Law Review __, (forthcoming 2024)
  • 340B: The Shoulder of Frankenstein’s Monster, HARVARD JOURNAL ON LEGISLATION (Online Journal) (2023)
  • Socially Distant Healthcare, 96 TULANE LAW REVIEW 423 (May 2022) (with Allyson Gold and Benjamin McMichael)

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Health Law

Degrees and Certifications

  • Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, The University of Alabama
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Sciences (food and nutrition, honors), summa cum laude, The University of Alabama

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama State Bar
  • Tennessee State Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals: Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court: Tennessee (Middle, Eastern)