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Alberto Bernabe

Alberto  Bernabe

The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312.987.2390
Office: CBA 923

BA, Princeton University
JD, University of Puerto Rico Law School
LLM, Temple University Beasley School of Law

Blogs: Torts Blog | Professional Responsibility Blog


After graduating from law school, Alberto Bernabe clerked for Justice Federico Hernandez-Denton of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico. He later entered private practice, specializing in personal injury, mass disaster litigation, and media law practice.

Before joining the faculty at The John Marshall Law School in 1992, Professor Bernabe was a teaching fellow at Temple University, where he taught Mass Media Law and collaborated in teaching Torts, Products Liability, and Legal Ethics. He has also taught as a visiting professor at the University of Puerto Rico Law School.

Professor Bernabe teaches Torts and Professional Responsibility.

Full Curriculum Vitae


Waiving Good-bye to a Fundamental Right: Allocation of Authority Between Attorneys and Clients and the Right to a Public Trial, 38 J. of the Legal Profession 1 (2013)

A Good Step in the Right Direction: Illinois Eliminates the Conflict Between Attorneys and Guardians, 38 J. of the Legal Profession 161 (2013)

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due: A Comment on the Theoretical Foundation and Historical Origin of the Tort Remedy for Invasion of Privacy, 29 John Marshall J. of Comp. & Info. Law 493 (2012)

The Right to Counsel Denied: Confusing the Roles of Lawyers and Guardians, 43 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 833 (2012)

Recent Developments in the Law of Lawyering: The New Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct, 42 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 391 (2011)

Colón Santos v. Cooperativa de Seguros Múltiples y el Aparente Conflicto Entre las Doctrinas de la Solidaridad y la Inmunidad [Colón Santos v. Cooperativa de Seguros Múltiples and the Apparent Conflict Between Joint and Several Liability and Immunity], 79 Rev. Jur. UPR 1091 (2010)

En Defensa de la Solidaridad: Comentarios Sobre la Propuesta Eliminación de la Responsabilidad Solidaria en la Relación Extracontractual [In Defense of Solidarity: A Comment on the Proposed Elimination of Joint and Several Liability in Torts Cases] (with José Julián Álvarez González), 78 Rev. Jur. UPR 745 (2009)

Coming Soon to a Law Practice Near You: The New (and Improved?) Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct, 39 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 691 (2008)

Comentarios Sobre la Profesión y el Profesionalismo [A Comment on the Profession and the Concept of Professionalism], 69 Rev. Jur. Col. Abog. P.R. 359 (2008)

More Publications


Speaker/Moderator: "Dangerous Dogs: Regulation, Civil Litigation and Criminal Prosecution," ABA Center for Professional Development (July 2013)

Speaker: Belle and Joseph Braun Symposium, The John Marshall Law School (Sept. 2012)

Speaker: Law and Society Association Annual Meeting (June 2012)

Speaker: "Duty of Confidentiality," McAndrews, Held and Malloy (Oct. 27, 2011)

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