Prof. Alexis Hoag

speaker Prof. Alexis Hoag

Prisons are petri dishes for communicable diseases, even before COVID-19 came on the landscape.

Alexis Hoag is a lecturer and an Associate Research Scholar in the Faculty of Law at Columbia Law School. She is the Practitioner-in-Residence at the Eric H. Holder Jr. Initiative for Civil and Political Rights. She is a civil rights and criminal defense lawyer with over a decade of experience, representing capitally convicted clients in federal post-conviction proceedings among others. Hoag has represented clients in a variety of criminal and civil matters at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) as Senior Counsel, notably Davis, et al. v. City of New York and New York City Housing Authority. Prior to LDF and joining the Columbia Law faculty, she was a writing and research attorney and Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Middle District of Tennessee, and clerked for The Honorable John T. Nixon of the United State District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. Her scholarship focuses on capital punishment, civil rights, and race and criminal justice. She serves on the editorial board of the Amicus Journal and on the capital punishment committee of the New York City Bar Association. She has authored amicus curie briefs on behalf of capitally convicted individuals challenging their sentences due to racial discrimination before the U.S. Supreme Court and state supreme courts. Hoag regularly conducts death penalty trainings on racial discrimination in jury selection and cultural competency in the defense team.


Watch the interview with Alexis Hoag on Vulnerable Populations in a Pandemic, Law in the Time of COVID-19 Part 3

Talks by Prof. Alexis Hoag