Alexis Hoag-Fordjour is an assistant professor at Brooklyn Law School, where she teaches criminal procedure, evidence, and abolition, and co-directs BLS’s Center for Criminal Justice. Her writing examines the constitutional rights of those accused of crime and engages critical race theory. Hoag-Fordjour frequently provides legal analysis for CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and other media outlets. Prior to academia, she spent over a decade as a capital appellate attorney at the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Nashville, TN, and as a civil rights litigator at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund in NYC. Hoag-Fordjour is a graduate of Yale University and NYU Law.