Clinical Professor of Law
- Social Justice Program
- Program in Law and Government
- Cecil D. Branstetter Civil Litigation & Dispute Resolution Program
Legal negotiation, disability law
J.D. Duke University
B.A. Harvard University
Alex Hurder is an expert on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. He has written extensively on clinical legal education and disability law. He and his students represent clients in special education cases and Social Security disability appeals. He joined the law faculty and Legal Clinic in 1993, after a legal career that included substantial litigation and policy expertise in special education and disability cases. His current writing focuses on the nature of the lawyer-client relationship and the role of the lawyer in negotiation. In addition to supervising students in the live-client clinic, Professor Hurder teaches courses in Public Education Law and Legal Interviewing and Counseling. He currently serves on the council of the American Bar Association's Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities, which supports the ABA's efforts to protect and advance human rights, civil liberties and social justice. He chaired the ABA's Commission on Mental & Physical Disability Law from 2007-10.
Clinical Anthology: Readings For Live-Client Clinics 2d (2011) (lead editor and contributor, co-edited with F. Bloch, S. Brooks & S. Kay)
"Discovering Agreement: Setting Procedural Goals in Legal Negotiation," 56 Loyola Law Review 591 (2010).
"Taking a Stand," in Law Touched Our Hearts: A Generation Remembers Brown v. Board of Education (2009) (Mildred Wigfall Robinson & Richard J. Bonnie, eds.)
"The Lawyer's Dilemma: To Be or Not To Be a Problem-Solving Negotiator," 14 Clinical Law Review 253(2007)
"ABA Urges Equal Access to Courts for Individuals with Disabilities," 26 Mental & Physical Disability Law Reporter 772 (2002)
"The Pursuit of Justice: New Directions in Scholarship about the Practice of Law," 52 Journal of Legal Education 167 (2002)
"Nonlawyer Legal Assistance and Access to Justice," 67 Fordham Law Review 2241 (1999)
"Tennessee Small School Systems v. McWherter," in The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History & Culture (1998)
"The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Right to Learn," 24 Human Rights 16 (1997)
"Negotiating the Lawyer-Client Relationship: A Search For Equality and Collaboration," 44 Buffalo Law Review 71 (1996)
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