- B.A., Columbia University
J.D., Harvard Law School
- Employment Law
Charlotte Alexander is an assistant professor of legal studies in the Department of Risk Management and Insurance at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, with a secondary appointment at the College of Law. Her scholarly work focuses on employment, immigration and risk. She is interested in the decisions that workers make in choosing whether to challenge unsafe or illegal conditions at work and the incentive structures built into the law that are designed (but perhaps fail) to encourage workers to become enforcers of their own rights.
Alexander also uses empirical methods to study the civil justice system, focusing on the “boom” in wage and hour litigation and issues around private law enforcement and access to justice. She has a secondary interest in pedagogy and curricular design, in particular the most effective ways of teaching ethics in law and business.
Alexander received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Columbia University and her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where she was elected president of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau and received the Dean’s Award for Community Leadership, the Kaufman Pro Bono Service Award, and an Excellence in Teaching Award for her work as a teaching assistant. After law school, she clerked for Judge Nancy Gertner of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and then served as a Skadden Fellow and Senior Staff Attorney at Georgia Legal Services’ Farmworker Division.
Alexander was formerly deputy director of the National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism at the Georgia State Law. She has forthcoming or previous publications in the American Business Law Journal (peer reviewed), Indiana Law Journal, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, Mississippi Law Journal, Maryland Law Review, and Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal.