Peter Alexander

Peter Alexander

Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Visiting Professor of Law

Department: 
College of Law
Office: 
Law 543
Biography: 

Peter Alexander is the Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and a Visiting Professor at UNT Dallas College of Law. He recently served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. He is the former Dean of Southern Illinois University School of Law and the Founding Dean of Indiana Tech Law School in Fort Wayne.

Alexander earned his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law and a B.A. in Political Science from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Following law school, he clerked for the Hon. Harold A. Baker, U.S. District Judge for the Central District of Illinois and for the Hon. Larry L. Lessen, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of Illinois.

Prior to his deanships, Alexander was a faculty member at The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University. He has taught in the areas of Bankruptcy Law, Criminal Law, Ethics, Evidence, Legal Writing, and Trial Practice. He began law school teaching in 1992 and has taught continuously except for one year during that time.

Prior to becoming a law professor, Alexander was in private practice for seven years where he focused on bankruptcy, real estate transactions, and civil and criminal litigation in federal court.

Alexander is a member of the American Bar Association, the National Bar Association, and the Illinois State Bar Association. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute, and he is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.

Alexander is the author of two monographs on bankruptcy topics and more than a dozen law review articles. In 2014, he co-authored a book with his father, entitled "It Takes a Village: The Integration of the Hillburn School System," which was published by Page Publishing. He has completed a manuscript that will be published in the near future as a book entitled "Insufficient Funds: The Financial Life of Frank Lloyd Wright." He is regular CLE presenter, leading programs on Bankruptcy, Legal Education, and Trial Skills.