Professor of Law, Director of the Constitutional Rights Clinic
Alexis Karteron
Rutgers Law School
S.I. Newhouse Center for Law and Justice
123 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Professor 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.

  • Biography
  • Publications
  • Courses Taught
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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.

Karteron 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.

She is a member of the boards of the Clinical Legal Education Association, ACLU of New Jersey, and Prisoners' Legal Servics of New York. She received the M. Shanara Gilbert award from the American Association of Law Schools in 2020.


Family Separation Conditions (Columbia Law Review, 2022)

Race, Victims' Rights, and Parole (Brooklyn Law Review, 2022) (symposium)

Reparations for Police Violence (NYU Review of Law & Social Change, 2021)

When Stop and Frisk Comes Homes: Policing Public and Patrolled Housing (Case Western Reserve Law Review, 2019)

Arrested Development: Rethinking Fourth Amendment Standards for Seizures and Uses of Force in Schools (Nevada Law Journal, 2018)



Courses Taught
  • Education Law & Policy
  • Clinical Legal Education
  • Constitutional Litigation
  • Civil Rights & Civil Liberties
  • Constitutional Law