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Alex Hunt

About Alex Hunt

Alex Hunt is the Yale & Irene Rosenberg Graduate Fellow at the Center for Children, Law & Policy. Alex graduated from the University of Texas in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in government. Before entering law school, he taught middle school math at YES Prep Southwest in Houston with Teach For America. In 2010, he received New Leaders' EPIC Spotlight Teacher Award, a national award for teachers with outstanding student growth. Alex graduated cum laude from the University of Houston Law Center in May 2013. During law school, Alex was Casenotes & Comments Editor for the Houston Journal of International Law, interned for both state and federal judges, and served as Vice President of the Health Law Organization (HLO). In addition, Alex has received the Irving J. Weiner Memorial Scholarship Award (for a year of outstanding work in the UH Law Center Legal Clinic), the Napoleon Beazley Defender Award (for outstanding work on behalf of children), the Ann Dinsmore Forman Memorial Child Advocacy Award, the Mont P. Hoyt Memorial Writing Award for an Outstanding Comment on a Topic in International Law, and he was a finalist for Texas Access to Justice's Law Student Pro Bono Award.

Kids for Sale? A Dangerous, New Alternative to Working Within the Child Custody System

ABA Journal picked up on a fascinatingly disturbing new trend some parents are taking advantage of when their foreign adoptions aren’t working out: put them up for sale. Adopting a child requires, at minimum, court approval and legal paperwork. Abandoning a child, biological or adopted, can result in civil liability or even criminal charges. Traditionally, […]

Welcoming the 2013-14 Irene Merker Rosenberg Child Advocacy Scholars

The Center for Children, Law & Policy at the University of Houston Law Center is proud to welcome this year’s Irene Merker Rosenberg Child Advocacy Scholars. The new Scholars come from a wide range of backgrounds and will continue to advance the Center’s mission (including providing fresh content for this blog!). Continuing (Second Year) Scholars: Allison […]

Center for Children, Law & Policy Welcomes Two New Staff Members

Please join the Center for Children, Law & Policy at the University of Houston Law Center in welcoming two new members of the Center’s team! Shiloh and Alex are both recent graduates of the University of Houston Law Center and both were Irene Merker Rosenberg Scholars during their time in law school. Both Shiloh and Alex will […]

Monday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Juvenile Justice Officials Testify in Favor of Raising Age of Criminality in Massachusetts, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange This week, numerous legislators and juvenile justice officials testified before Massachusetts’ Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities, in support of recent legislative proposals that would place 18-year-olds under the jurisdiction of the state’s juvenile courts as opposed […]

Seats are Still Available at this Weekend’s Zealous Advocacy Conference

The 12th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference, with this year’s theme of Zealous Advocacy: It’s Common Sense, still has a few seats remaining. Registration is available for $200, a bargain considering the materials and speakers who will be presenting this weekend. The Zealous Advocacy Conference is an annual training seminar organized by the Center for Children, […]

ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT TO REGISTER EARLY for the 12th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference

Only three days left to register early and save 60% on the 12th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference. After April 26, our $80 pre-registration fee will rise to $200! You won’t want to miss out on this year’s slate of presenters–it will be our best conference yet. The Zealous Advocacy Conference is an annual training seminar organized […]

EARLY REGISTRATION IS ALMOST OVER for the 12th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference

Only three weeks remain to register early and save 60% on the 12th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference. After April 26, our $80 pre-registration fee will rise to $200. The Zealous Advocacy Conference is an annual training seminar organized by the Center for Children, Law & Policy and the Southwest Juvenile Defender Center. The conference is […]

Friday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Shake-up Underway at Federal Office of Juvenile Justice, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange Major changes in leadership, structure and funding are underway at the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, changes that are likely to impact the way the office extends assistance to the field. For starters, the office will soon get its first […]

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for the 12th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference

The Center for Children, Law & Policy is pleased to announce the opening of registration for our Spring 2013 Conference, the 12th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference. Our theme this year is Zealous Advocacy: It’s Common Sense. The Zealous Advocacy Conference is an annual training seminar organized by the Center for Children, Law & Policy and […]

Sunday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

New Health Care Act Won’t Cover Autism Therapy, Education Week On Special Education Blog Under the federal law, most health insurance plans will be required to cover 10 so-called “essential health benefits” starting next year, one of which is “mental health and substance use disorder services, including behavioral health treatment.” Autism advocates urged regulators to […]