Alexis Karteron to join NYU Law faculty as professor of clinical law

Alexis Karteron, a tenured professor of law and director of the Constitutional Rights Clinic at Rutgers Law School, will join the NYU Law faculty this summer as a professor of clinical law.

Alexis Karteron
Alexis Karteron

Karteron, recognized as one of the leading clinical teachers in the field, received the M. Shanara Gilbert Emerging Clinician Award from the Association of American Law Schools in 2020. In her Constitutional Rights Clinic at Rutgers Law, she has supervised students working on civil liberties and civil rights litigation, advocacy, and community outreach, focusing on issues at the intersection of civil rights and mass incarceration. Karteron also has taught highly rated courses on police misconduct law and policy and education law and policy.  

“I’m happy to welcome Alexis Karteron, a clinician of the highest caliber, to our tenured faculty at NYU Law,” said Dean Troy McKenzie ’00. “Her exemplary scholarship and teaching on pressing issues in the area of civil liberties and civil rights will be a remarkable asset to the Law School.”

Before joining the Rutgers Law faculty, Karteron worked for the New York Civil Liberties Union for five years.  Prior to this, she served in the White House’s Office of the Staff Secretary from 2009 to 2010.

Earlier in her career, Karteron worked as a litigation associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, and then for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund as a Fried-Frank-NAACP LDF Fellow and assistant counsel. She also served as a law clerk for Judge Marsha S. Berzon of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Karteron earned a BA magna cum laude from Harvard University in 2001, and a JD with distinction from Stanford Law School in 2004.

Posted March 3, 2023