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Professional Biography

Professor Gregory Alexander, a nationally renowned expert in property and trusts and estates, has taught at Cornell Law School since 1985. Following his graduation from Northwestern University School of Law, he clerked for the Hon. George Edwards of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. After he completed further study as a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, Alexander became a professor at the University of Georgia School of Law, where he remained until coming to Cornell. An active member of the academic community, Professor Alexander has been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Science, in Palo Alto, California and at the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Law, in Hamburg and Heidelberg, Germany. Mr. Alexander is a prolific and recognized writer, the winner of the American Publishers Association's 1997 Best Book of the Year in Law award for his work, Commodity and Propriety. His most recent book is The Global Debate Over Constitutional Property: Lessons for American Takings Jurisprudence.


B.A., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1970
J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 1973