Alexis Hoag

Columbia Law School

Alexis Hoag is an associate research scholar and lecturer at Columbia Law School and the inaugural Practitioner-in-Residence at the Eric Holder Initiative for Civil & Political Rights at Columbia University. At the law school, Hoag teaches courses on abolition, capital post-conviction defense, and movement lawyering. Her scholarship explores America’s unfulfilled promise to Black people and its impact on the criminal legal system, particularly as it relates to due process and the right to counsel. Prior to Columbia, Hoag served as Senior Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., and as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in Nashville, TN, primarily representing death-sentenced individuals in federal habeas and related state court proceedings. She is a graduate of Yale College and NYU School of Law. Find her on Twitter @alexis-hoag.