Alex Reed
Legal Studies Certificate Program | Legal Studies Program

Associate Professor & Director of the Legal Studies Certificate Program

Office
A422 Moore-Rooker Hall
610 S. Lumpkin St.
Athens, GA, 30602
Phone Numbers
Work706-542-9772
Email Address

Biography

       Alex Reed is an Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Director of the Legal Studies Certificate Program.  His research focuses on employment discrimination, tax policy, and securities regulation.  Reed's scholarship has been published in a number of highly-regarded journals, including the American Business Law JournalHarvard Journal on LegislationUniversity of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, and the Berkeley Journal of Employment & Labor Law, among others.

       Professor Reed is a recipient of the Distinguished Early Career Faculty Award, the highest honor bestowed on early career faculty by the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.  He is also a recipient of the Richard B. Russell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the University of Georgia's highest early career teaching honor.

Education

  • JD, University of Georgia
  • BBA, University of Georgia

Prior Professional Positions

  • Alston & Bird LLP, Associate (Securities Litigation Group), 2006 to 2010

Awards

  • Distinguished Early Career Faculty Award, Academy of Legal Studies in Business, 2018
  • Richard B. Russell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, University of Georgia, 2018
  • Terry Teaching Excellence Award, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 2017

Service

  • Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Secretary, 2021 - 2022
  • Academy of Legal Studies in Business - Employment Law Section, President, 2015 - 2016
  • Academy of Legal Studies in Business - Employment Law Section, Vice President, 2014 - 2015
  • Academy of Legal Studies in Business - Employment Law Section, Secretary, 2013 - 2014
  • Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Past President & ALSB Delegate, 2018 - 2019
  • Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, President, 2017 - 2018
  • Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, President-Elect & Program Chair, 2016 - 2017
  • Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Vice President, 2015 - 2016
  • Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Secretary, 2014 - 2015
  • Professionalism Committee of the Georgia Bar Association, Member, 2009 - 2015

Research Interests

  • Employment Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Tax Policy

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Alex Reed. 2022. Conciliation Obfuscation. New York University Journal of Legislation & Public Policy, 24: (forthcoming 2022).
  • Alex Reed. 2022. Religious Organization Staffing Post-Bostock. Berkeley Journal of Employment & Labor Law, 43:(forthcoming 2022).
  • Alex Reed. 2021. Beyond Bostock: Employment Protections for LGBTQ Workers Not Covered by Title VII. New York University Journal of Legislation & Public Policy, 23:537-586.
  • Alex Reed. 2020. NAFTA 2.0 & LGBTQ Employment Discrimination. American Business Law Journal, 57:5-44.
  • Alex Reed. 2019Religious Nonadherence Claims as a Means of Contesting LGB-Related Employment BiasBerkeley Journal of Employment & Labor Law40:339-367.
  • Alex Reed. 2018Associational Discrimination Theory & Sexual Orientation-Based Employment BiasUniversity of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law20:731-766.
  • Alex Reed. 2016RFRA v. ENDAVirginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law23:1-37.
  • Alex Reed. 2015Redressing LGBT Employment Discrimination via Executive OrderNotre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy,29:133-167.
  • Alex Reed. 2014Abandoning the Employment Non-Discrimination ActHarvard Journal on Legislation51:277-314.
  • Alex Reed. 2013A Pro-Trans Argument for a Transexclusive Employment Non-Discrimination ActAmerican Business Law Journal50:835-874.
  • Alex Reed. 2013Pro-Business or Anti-Gay? Disguising LGBT Animus as Economic LegislationStanford Journal of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties9:153-212
  • Alex Reed. 2013Playing Devil's Advocate: The Constitutional Implications of Requiring Advocacy Organizations to Present Opposing ViewpointsNew York University Review of Law & Social Change37:591-627.
  • Alex Reed. 2012Subsidizing Hate: A Proposal to Reform the Internal Revenue Service's Methodology TestFordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law17:823-870.
  • Alex Reed. 2012But I'm an American! A Text-Based Rationale for Dismissing F-Squared Securities Fraud Claims after Morrison v. National Australia BankUniversity of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law14:515-542.

Editorial Appointments

  • Staff Editor, American Business Law Journal, 2020 - present
  • Ad hoc Reviewer, Journal of Business Ethics, 2020 - present
  • Ad hoc Reviewer, American Business Law Journal, 2013 - 2020