Professor Alexis Karteron is the Director of the Rutgers Constitutional Rights Clinic. Prior to joining Rutgers in September 2016, Professor Karteron was a senior attorney at the New York Civil Liberties Union. At the NYCLU, she litigated complex constitutional cases involving police reform, the school-to-prison pipeline, the First Amendment, and voting rights. While at the NYCLU, Karteron served as lead counsel in one of three cases challenging the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practices. Prior to joining the NYCLU, Karteron served as White House Associate Staff Secretary from 2009 to 2010. From 2007 to 2009, she was an assistant counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, where she litigated voting rights cases in the federal courts, including the Supreme Court.
Alexis earned her J.D., with distinction, from Stanford Law School and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Harvard University. After clerking for Judge Marsha S. Berzon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, she was a litigation associate at the New York law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP, as a recipient of the Fried Frank/LDF fellowship.