Assistant Professor of Law
|Prior to joining Belmont, Melissa Alexander was a partner at Bradley
Arant Boult Cummings LLP, where she focused on complex commercial
litigation including intellectual property, healthcare, environmental
and entertainment law. Professor Alexander has been recognized as a
"Rising Star" in business litigation by Mid-South Super Lawyers the last
three years. She is admitted to practice before the United States
Supreme Court, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit Court of
Appeals, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, seven federal district
courts, and the State of Tennessee. Professor Alexander served on the
Executive Counsel of the Litigation Section of the Tennessee Bar
Association from 2007 to 2011. She has lectured on a variety of topics
ranging from Non-Governmental Organizations in Transitional Justice to
Evaluating Litigation Claims.
Prior to practicing at Bradley Arant, Professor Alexander clerked for the Honorable John G. Heyburn, II on the United Stated District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. Professor Alexander graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she represented the school on the National Moot Court team and served as Articles Editor of the Virginia Journal of Sports and the Law. Before that, Professor Alexander graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, with distinction. Professor Alexander's thesis focused on distributive justice in healthcare. Professor Alexander also has published articles on health care and on human rights.
At Belmont, Professor Alexander will teach Pretrial Litigation, Global Healthcare and Human Rights, Biomedical Ethics, and Intellectual Property.