Danielle Pelfrey Duryea teaches the Health Justice Law & Policy Clinic. Prior to coming to Buffalo, she completed a two-year clinical teaching fellowship at Georgetown University Law Center, where she supervised J.D. students litigating in the Washington, D.C. courts and co-taught the accompanying clinic seminar course. She previously represented health care industry clients at Ropes & Gray LLP and was a founding lead for the AmLaw A-List firm's nationally-recognized pro bono medical-legal partnerships, which provide an array of free legal services to low-income patients of a Boston-area community health clinic and of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. While earning her J.D. at Georgetown (cum laude), Pelfrey Duryea served as Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy and worked full-time in Georgetown's clinical programs.
Before law school, Pelfrey Duryea was an academic editor and a Ph.D. student in the Department of English at the University of Virginia, where she taught undergraduate literature and composition courses, with particular scholarly interest in representations of racial inequality in Anglophone literatures and cultures. She also holds an M.A. in English and Women's Studies from UVA and a B.A. from Yale (magna cum laude), and is in the process of completing an LL.M. at Georgetown.