Professor Alexander Reinert has been named the Max Freund Professor of Litigation & Advocacy, the chair formerly held by founding faculty member Arthur Jacobson.
Dean Melanie Leslie said, "A member of our faculty since 2007, Alex is an important scholar, a passionate, dedicated and extraordinarily effective teacher, and a great institutional citizen." His articles have appeared in the Indiana Law Journal, Northwestern University Law Review, Stanford Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the University of Virginia Law Review, and William and Mary Law Review, among other journals. His advocacy work includes major litigation in the area of prisoners' rights and he has had a significant impact on solitary confinement policy. Professor Reinert has argued before the Supreme Court in Ashcroft v. Iqbal, and has appeared on behalf of parties and amicus curiae in many significant civil rights cases. In 2016 he became the Director of Cardozo's Center for Rights and Justice.