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Alex Hunt

About Alex Hunt

Alex Hunt is a former 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. Alex is currently in private family law practice with the Hunt Law Firm, P.L.L.C. in Katy, Texas.

Saturday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice backs innocence, juvenile justice reforms, Grits for Breakfast Though the Texas Supreme Court only has jurisdiction over civil and juvenile justice cases, Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson spoke out in his State of the Judiciary address yesterday on behalf of criminal-justice reform. Wyoming Law Eliminating Mandatory Juvenile LWOP Won’t Be Retroactive, […]

Friday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Texas high court to consider whether SCOTUS’ Miller ruling on juvie LWOP is retroactive, Grits for Breakfast The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals this week agreed to hear arguments in Ex Parte Terrell to determine whether the Supreme Court’s Miller v. Alabama – a case which banned life without parole (LWOP) sentences for juveniles if lesser options weren’t offered – […]

National Juvenile Defender Center Releases New Juvenile Defense Standards

Important news for juvenile defenders around the country– The National Juvenile Defender Center has just released its new National Juvenile Defense Standards. The Standards represent a comprehensive understanding of the role and duties of the juvenile defender in the 21st century juvenile court system, and seek to strengthen and guide the ethical and professional performance of […]

Friday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Florida judge approves birth certificate listing three parents, Reuters A Florida judge has approved the adoption of a 22-month-old baby girl that will list three people as parents on her birth certificate — a married lesbian couple and a gay man. The decision ends a two-year paternity fight between the couple and a friend of the women who […]

Friday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Parents With Disabilities And Family Law, NPR A report from the National Council on Disability finds that parents with physical or mental disabilities have a greater risk of losing custody of their children. The study says that the U.S. legal system needs to provide more support for these parents. (Click above for audio of story) […]

Saturday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Healing Words: Creative Writing Programs as Therapy for Kids in Detention, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange Pilkington, 39, has taught for 11 years. For the last six, she’s been an English instructor at Coosa Valley Youth Services (CVYS), a facility for juvenile offenders in this northeast Alabama city tucked in the foothills of the Appalachians. After years […]

Friday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Connecticut Mulls Outlawing Juvenile Life Without Parole, JJIE Connecticut’s Sentencing Commission is currently evaluating a proposal that would outlaw juvenile sentences of 10 years or greater without parole opportunities, The CT Mirror reports. The proposal, if enacted, would affect every juvenile in the state currently sentenced to 10 or more years. Offenders sentenced to 60 years […]

Education in Election 2012: K-12 Education

This post is part of this week’s “Education in Election 2012” series, exploring the differences between the parties and presidential candidates on education policy. In our final post in this series, and with Election Day right around the corner, we’ll take a look at where the candidates stand–in their own words–on K-12 education. How do […]

Education in Election 2012: Higher Education

This post is part of this week’s “Education in Election 2012” series, exploring the differences between the parties and presidential candidates on education policy. Today, we’ll take a look at where the presidential campaigns and parties stand–in their own words–on how to improve college costs and accessibility: President Barack Obama: Set a goal to cut […]

Education in Election 2012: Serving Students with Disabilities

This post is part of this week’s “Education in Election 2012” series, exploring the differences between the parties and presidential candidates on education policy. Today, we’ll take a quick look at what the political parties and presidential candidates have done and what they plan on doing to better serve students with physical, intellectual and/or developmental […]

Education in Election 2012: An Overview

This post is part of this week’s “Education in Election 2012” series, exploring the differences between the parties and presidential candidates on education policy. President Obama and Governor Romney recognize the special emphasis many voters place on education. Parents seek a hopeful future that is abound with opportunities for their kids, not to mention the […]