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About Lisa T. Alexander

Lisa Alexander is a Professor of Law at Texas A&M University School of Law with a joint appointment as a Professor in Texas A&M University’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning. She is also a Co-Director of Texas A&M University School of Law’s new Program in Real Estate and Community Development Law. 

Formerly an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, Professor Alexander’s research and teaching focuses on housing law and policy, fair housing, community economic development law, equitable development, and business and social enterprise law. 

Professor Alexander has published in the Hastings Law Journal, Nebraska Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy, Fordham Urban Law Journal and William and Mary Business Law Review. Professor Alexander was an Equal Justice Works Fellow, an Earl Warren Civil Rights Scholar, and a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs. She is affiliated with Texas A&M University’s Center on Housing and Urban Development, and with the University of Wisconsin’s Institute for Research on Poverty. Professor Alexander is a former Associate Editor of the ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law, the premiere scholarly publication in the field of affordable housing and community development law. Professor Alexander was also appointed to the Wisconsin State Advisory Committee for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. 

She holds a B.A. in Government with honors from Wesleyan University and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.


2016 - Present Faculty Member, Texas A&M University ‐ Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning
2016 - Present Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law
2006 - Present Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin - Madison ‐ School of Law

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Wisconsin Adaptation Technology-Enhanced Collaborative Group Work Award (2008)
  • Wisconsin Faculty Development Seminar on Global Pop: Music, Race, Capital and History, UW Center for the Humanities


  • Local Government Law
  • Business Associations I
  • Housting and Community Development


2002 J.D., Columbia University ‐ Columbia Law School
1994 B.A., Wesleyan University ‐ Government/Political Theory

Contact Information

1515 Commerce Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102


Presentations (2)

Research Works (16)