People Archive

LAPA Fellow

Mark Alexander

Visiting Research Scholar

412 Robertson Hall
phone: 609-258-6262; fax: 609-258-0922

Mark Alexander is a law professor at Seton Hall University Law School, specializing in Constitutional Law and the intersection of Law and Politics. Professor Alexander writes and teaches in the areas of constitutional law, law and politics, and criminal procedure. His scholarship focuses on the intersection of law, politics and government and on free speech issues, with a focus on campaign reform. In addition to his numerous scholarly and popular writings, Professor Alexander has been active in politics and government, including serving as a senior staff member for Obama Presidential Campaign; working in various capacities for Mayor Cory Booker, Senators Bill Bradley, Edward Kennedy and Howard Metzenbaum; and serving a two-year term as a Washington, DC elected official. In addition, he serves on a number of nonprofit boards, including the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, Demos, The American Prospect Magazine, and the Center for Collaborative Change among others. He received his B.A. and J.D. from Yale University. Following a clerkship, he was a litigator in private practice for three years before joining the Seton Hall faculty. At Princeton he will be working on a project examining government operations and politics in Washington, DC through the perspective of a freshman U.S. Senator.