Alice Armitage

Professor Alice Armitage is the Director of Applied Innovation, which includes overseeing two innovative hubs on our campus, LexLab and the Startup Legal Garage. Alice began her career as an international tax attorney at Arnold & Porter in Washington DC, moving from there to a position in the Office of the International Chief Counsel at the US Internal Revenue Service to develop tax policy for complex cross-border financial transactions.

More recently, Alice took a break from practicing law to found two startups. Her experience as a two-time entrepreneur ultimately led her to UC Hastings as Director of the Startup Legal Garage. In her time as Director of this popular program, Alice developed an extensive network within both the tech and the legal communities of Silicon Valley.

Most recently, Alice published “Design Thinking: An Answer to the Impasse between Innovation and Regulation” in the Georgetown Technology Law Review. She  also has a chapter on design thinking forthcoming in a book to by published by the Cambridge University Press entitled “Law and Entrepreneurial Action.”


Alice and I talked about how law schools can teach innovation on The Lawyerist Podcast in 2019:

Published on January 10th, 2022, by Sam Glover.