Two New Dean’s Research Scholars Announced


Brooklyn Law has proudly appointed two faculty members, Professor Wilfred Codrington III and Professor Alexis Hoag-Fordjour, to the role of Dean’s Research Scholars. 

The title was initiated in 2022 as a special form of faculty recognition and carries a three-year term. The appointments place Codrington and Hoag-Fordjour among an esteemed group of faculty researchers that also includes Professor Robin Effron, Professor Alice Ristroph, and Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship Jocelyn Simonson.  

Codrington is a constitutional law scholar with a focus on constitutional reform, election law, and voting rights. He is the co-author of The People’s Constitution: 200 Years, 27 Amendments, and the Promise of a More Perfect Union (The New Press 2021), which examines the history of constitutional amendments and the tension between the overall progressive arc of constitutional change and the conservative grip on the broader conversation about the Constitution. He was previously the Bernard and Anne Spitzer Fellow and Counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law where he focused on voting and election security, constitutional reform, and the rule of law. Read Professor Codrington’s full biography here. 

Hoag-Fordjour teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law and procedure, evidence, and abolition, and co-directs the Center for Criminal Justice. Her scholarship interrogates the policies, doctrines, and practices within the criminal legal system that erode people’s constitutional rights and perpetuate racial subordination. Her writing has appeared in the New York University Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Harvard Law Review Blog, and other journals. Prior to joining the Law School, Hoag-Fordjour served as the inaugural practitioner-in-residence at the Eric H. Holder Jr. Initiative for Civil & Political Rights at Columbia University, and as a lecturer at Columbia Law School. Read Professor Hoag-Fordjour’s full biography here.