Danielle Pelfrey Duryea

Danielle Pelfrey Duryea

Director of the Compliance Policy Clinic, Director of the Health Justice Practicum, Boston University

Danielle Pelfrey Duryea directs BU’s first-of-its kind Compliance Policy Clinic, which launched in spring 2020. She also directs the Health Justice Practicum, a medical-legal partnership that aspires to antiracist policy change.

Before joining BU Law, she taught at the University at Buffalo School of Law—State University of New York. There she founded the Health Justice Law & Policy Clinic, represented the law school across the university as Assistant Dean for Interprofessional Education & Health Law Initiatives, and served as associate director of the interdisciplinary UB Center for Successful Aging.

She holds a JD and LLM from Georgetown, where she also served as editor-in-chief of the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy. Before law school, Pelfrey Duryea was an academic editor and a PhD student in the Department of English at the University of Virginia, where her dissertation research focused on anti-Black racism and white feminism.

Her current research and teaching interests include clinical pedagogy and experiential learning; interprofessional education and collaborative practice; regulatory and compliance lawyering; medical-legal partnership and law as a social determinant of health; and gender, race, and critical theory.