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Alex Reed

Associate Professor & Director of the Legal Studies Certificate Program
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Legal Studies Certificate Program

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, Honors and Recognitions:
  • 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 and Areas of Expertise:
  • Employment Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Tax Policy
Selected Publications:

 

Journal Articles

  • Alex Reed. 2022. The Title VII Amendments Act: A Proposal. American Business Law Journal, 59: (forthcoming 2022).
  • 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. 2019. Religious Nonadherence Claims as a Means of Contesting LGB-Related Employment Bias. Berkeley Journal of Employment & Labor Law, 40:339-367.
  • Alex Reed. 2018. Associational Discrimination Theory & Sexual Orientation-Based Employment Bias. University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, 20:731-766.
  • Alex Reed. 2016. RFRA v. ENDA. Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law, 23:1-37.
  • Alex Reed. 2015. Redressing LGBT Employment Discrimination via Executive Order. Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy, 29:133-167.
  • Alex Reed. 2014. Abandoning the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Harvard Journal on Legislation, 51:277-314.
  • Alex Reed. 2013. A Pro-Trans Argument for a Transexclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act. American Business Law Journal, 50:835-874.
  • Alex Reed. 2013. Pro-Business or Anti-Gay? Disguising LGBT Animus as Economic Legislation. Stanford Journal of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties, 9:153-212. 
  • Alex Reed. 2013. Playing Devil's Advocate: The Constitutional Implications of Requiring Advocacy Organizations to Present Opposing Viewpoints. New York University Review of Law & Social Change, 37:591-627.
  • Alex Reed. 2012. Subsidizing Hate: A Proposal to Reform the Internal Revenue Service's Methodology Test. Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law, 17:823-870.
  • Alex Reed. 2012. But I'm an American! A Text-Based Rationale for Dismissing F-Squared Securities Fraud Claims after Morrison v. National Australia Bank. University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, 14:515-542.
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