Alice M. Noble-Allgire
Professor of Law
Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 240
Telephone: (618) 453-8751
A member of the School of Law faculty since 1993, Alice M. Noble-Allgire was a journalist in her former career. She began working for United Press International in 1980 while completing her B.S. degree at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. She served in a number of reporting and editorial positions, including Iowa State Editor, before she left the wire service in 1985 to join the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. While in Seattle, she won several writing honors, including state and regional awards for a series on school desegregation.
Professor Noble-Allgire attended law school at Southern Illinois University, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Southern Illinois University Law Journal. She earned her J.D. summa cum laude in 1990 and clerked for United States District Court Judge James L. Foreman for five years before beginning her full-time teaching career. She assisted Judge Foreman in preparing opinions for the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit as well as for the judge's work on the district court.
Professor Noble-Allgire's teaching interests include Property, Trusts and Estates, Women in Leadership, and Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation, as well as supervising the Judicial Extern Clinic. She received the Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award in 1996-97 and 2006-07, as well as the Faculty-Staff Senior Class Award in 1998 and 2000. She was listed as one of the "Ten Best Law Professors in Illinois" by Chicago Lawyer magazine in January 2006. She is co-author of the third edition of the Property and Lawyering textbook (West, 2010), and has published law review articles on real estate law, property rights, diversity issues, civil procedure, and law school pedagogy.
Professor Noble-Allgire is an associate editor of the American Bar Association’s Probate and Property magazine and a member of the American Law Institute. She is currently serving as a co-reporter on a Uniform Law Commission project to revise the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act and previously served as a reporter for a ULC study committee on construction defects in residential housing. In other service to the profession, she has served as chair of several diversity committees for the Illinois State Bar Association and was secretary-treasurer of the Southern Illinois American Inn of Court from 2003-07.