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Michèle Alexandre

Title/s:  Dean and Professor of Law

Office #:  1232

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About

Michèle Alexandre is the dean of the School of Law. Alexandre previously served as dean of Stetson University College of Law, where she led efforts to expand the curriculum, increase alumni engagement, and establish new community partnerships. Under her leadership, Stetson raised more than $20 million for scholarships and capital projects, created a new business law concentration, and boasted the best pass rate for first-time takers of the Florida Bar exam since 2016. A first-generation lawyer, Alexandre has dedicated much of her career to issues of sustainability, race and gender equity, economic independence, and social justice for small farmers and poor populations. Her scholarship includes constitutional law, international law, civil rights law, disability law, critical race theory, human rights, and gender.

She previously held roles at the University of Mississippi School of Law, the American College of Law, the University of Baltimore School of Law, and the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, among others. Alexandre litigated discrimination cases in Selma, Alabama, including both iterations of the historic Black Farmers class action litigation.

Alexandre authored the civil rights textbook The New Frontiers of Civil Rights Litigation (Carolina Academic Press, 2019) and Sexploitation: Sexual Profiling and the Illusion of Gender (Routledge, 2014).

Degrees

BA, Colgate University
JD, Harvard Law School

Program Areas

Civil Rights Law
Critical Race Theory
Human Rights
International Law
Constitutional law

Courses Taught

Civil Rights Law
Constitutional Law
Property, Trusts, and Estates
Critical Race Theory
International Law
Anti-trafficking Law