Mark Alexander is a law professor at Seton Hall University, writing and teaching in the areas of Constitutional Law, Law & Politics, Criminal Procedure, and The First Amendment. In 2012-2013, he is serving as a Fellow at Princeton University Program in Law and Public Affairs.
Active in politics and government, Mark was Senior Advisor to Barack Obama, having joined his presidential campaign in January 2007. As Policy Director, he developed Senator Obama’s signature policies, built a network of policy experts and provided overall strategic guidance. He also served as New Jersey State Director in the primaries, running all operations in his home state. In addition, Mark worked on a wide variety of legal matters and political work and routinely appeared as a surrogate for the campaign. He also served on the Presidential Transition Team, reviewing the Federal Election Commission, as part of the Justice and Civil Rights Team. He serves on the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, as one of 12 presidential appointees. Additionally, Mark himself served as a Fulbright Scholar in Spain in 2003-2004.
Mark served as General Counsel to Cory Booker during his first run for Mayor of Newark in 2006 and would later work on Mayor-elect Booker’s transition team. During the 2000 presidential campaign, Mark served as Bill Bradley’s Issues Director. He also worked for U.S. Senators Edward Kennedy and Howard Metzenbaum, and he served a two-year term as an elected official in the Washington, D.C. government.
Mark Alexander was the 1996-1997 and 2010-2011 Student Bar Association Professor of the Year, and he has been nominated for the award on numerous other occasions. He received his B.A. and J.D. from Yale University. Alexander lives in Montclair with his wife and their school aged children.Mark has also served on the following boards and committees:
- NJ Joint Legislative Committee on Ethical Standards, appointed by Speaker Sheila Oliver
- Succeed2gether (formerly BlueWave Public Interest Foundation)
- Community Foundation of New Jersey
- The Center for Collaborative Change