- J.D., Harvard Law School
- B.A., Columbia University
- employment law
- labor law
- civil litigation trends
- law and analytics
Charlotte Alexander is an associate professor of legal studies in the Department of Risk Management and Insurance at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business with secondary appointments at the College of Law and the Institute for Insight. She also directs the Legal Analytics Lab, which brings together business and law faculty to take on legal problems and questions using the tools of data analytics.
Alexander’s scholarship focuses on the employment relationship as a source of legal and economic risk for workers and employers, and the ways in which each party responds to workplace problems. Alexander employs a variety of methodologies, including doctrinal and empirical analyses and text mining and machine learning techniques, to investigate workplace disputes and their resolution, with a particular focus on employment litigation trends.
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 Rights Division.
Alexander’s previous and forthcoming law review publications have appeared in the NYU Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Indiana Law Journal (Bloomington), U.C. Davis Law Review, Connecticut Law Review, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, Yale Journal of Law and Technology, and the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, among others. She has also published in peer reviewed journals, including the American Business Law Journal and Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society. She has received grant funding from the U.S. Department of Labor and the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk.
- Charlotte S. Alexander, “Transmitting the Costs of Unsafe Work,” 54 Am. Bus. L.J. ___ (forthcoming 2017).
- Charlotte S. Alexander & Elizabeth Tippett, “The Hacking of Employment Law,” __ Mo. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2017).
- Charlotte S. Alexander, “Misclassification and Antidiscrimination: An Empirical Analysis,” 101 Minn. L. Rev. ___ 907 (2017).
- Elizabeth Tippett, Charlotte S. Alexander & Zev J. Eigen, “When Timekeeping Software Undermines Compliance,” 19 Yale J. Law & Tech. 1 (2017).
- Charlotte S. Alexander, “Workplace Information Forcing: Constitutionality and Effectiveness,” 53 Am. Bus. L.J. ___ 487 (2016).
- Charlotte S. Alexander, “Legal Avoidance and the Restructuring of Work,” The Structure and Structuring of Work, M. Diane Burton, Lisa Cohen, & Michael Lounsbury, Eds., Research in the Sociology of Organizations Series (Emerald, forthcoming 2016).
- Charlotte S. Alexander, “Direct and Indirect Employment Under Title VII,” Proceedings of the New York University School of Law’s 68th Annual Conference on Labor: Who is an Employee, and Who is the Employer? Kati Griffith, Ed. (LexisNexis, forthcoming 2016).
- Charlotte S. Alexander, Camille Gear Rich & Zev J. Eigen, “Post-Racial Hydraulics: The Hidden Dangers of the Universal Turn,” 91 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1 (2016).
- Charlotte S. Alexander & Nathaniel Grow, “Gaming the System: The Exemption of Professional Sports Teams from the Fair Labor Standards Act,” 49 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 123 (2015).
- Charlotte S. Alexander, “Transparency and Transmission: Theorizing Information’s Role in Regulatory and Market Responses to Workplace Problems,” 48 Conn. L. Rev. 177 (2015).
- Charlotte S. Alexander & Anna Haley-Lock, “Underwork, Work Hour Insecurity, and a New Approach to Wage and Hour Regulation,” 54 Industrial Relations 695 (2015).
- Charlotte S. Alexander, Anna Haley-Lock & Nantiya Ruan, “Stabilizing Low-Wage Work,” 50 HARV. C.R.-C.L. L. Rev. 1 (2015).
- Charlotte S. Alexander & Arthi Prasad, “Bottom Up Workplace Law Enforcement: An Empirical Analysis,” 89 Ind. L.J. 1069 (2014).
- Charlotte S. Alexander, “Anticipatory Retaliation, Threats, and the Silencing of the Brown Collar Workforce,” 50 Am. Bus. L.J. 779 (2013).
- Charlotte S. Alexander, “Explaining Peripheral Labor: A Poultry Industry Case Study,” 33 Berkeley J. Emp. & Lab. L. 353 (2012).
- Charlotte S. Alexander, “Learning to be Lawyers: Professional Identity and the Law School Curriculum,” 70 Md. L. Rev. 465 (2011).
- Clark D. Cunningham & Charlotte S. Alexander, “Developing Professional Judgment: Law School Innovations in Response to the Carnegie Foundation’s Critique of American Legal Education,” Michael Robertson et al., eds., The Ethics Project in Legal Education (London: Routledge-Cavendish) (2011).
- Charlotte S. Alexander, “Would an Opt In Requirement Fix the Class Action Settlement? Evidence from the Fair Labor Standards Act,” 80 Miss. L.J. 443 (2010).
- Charlotte H. Sanders, “Come Down and Make Bargains in Good Faith: The Application of 42 U.S.C. § 1981 to Discrimination in Retail Stores,” 4 Hastings Race & Poverty L. J. 281 (2007).