Elected Member

Professor Alexis Hoag-Fordjour

New York, NY
Brooklyn Law School
Yale University, 2004
New York University School of Law, 2008

Alexis Hoag-Fordjour joined the faculty at Brooklyn Law in 2021, where she co-directs the Center for Criminal Justice and serves as a Dean's Research Scholar. She teaches and writes in criminal law and procedure, evidence, and carceral abolition. Professor Hoag-Fordjour's scholarship has appeared in the New York University Law Review (twice), Michigan Law Review, Fordham Law Review, U.C. Davis Law Review, and other journals. She serves as a board member of the Death Penalty Information Center and the Eighth Amendment Project, and is on the editorial board of the Amicus Journal. Professor Hoag-Fordjour regularly provides on-air and in print analysis for CNN, MSNBC, NPR, Al Jazeera, and other media outlets.

Prior to Brooklyn Law, Professor Hoag-Fordjour served as the inaugural practitioner-in-residence at the Eric H. Holder Jr. Initiative for Civil & Political Rights at Columbia University, and as a lecturer at Columbia Law School. She spent more than a decade as a civil rights and criminal defense lawyer, primarily representing capitally convicted clients in federal post-conviction proceedings, with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. and the Office of the Federal Public Defender. She graduated from Yale University and NYU School of Law, where she was a Derrick Bell Public Interest Scholar. She served as a law clerk for the late Judge John T. Nixon of the United States District Court. The Constitutional Accountability Center selected Professor Hoag-Fordjour as its inaugural Scholar-in-Residence for the 2024-2025 academic year.

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Areas of Expertise
Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure (Criminal Law)
Capital Punishment (Criminal Law)
Evidence (Litigation)
Policing (Criminal Law)