The FMU Social Justice Institute (FMU SJI) recently engaged Alexander Rundlet, Esq. as its Chief Strategist. Rundlet brings years of experience as a litigator and policy analyst with a focus on social justice issues. As Chief Strategist for the FMU SJI, Rundlet will serve as a part of its leadership team to assist with the implementation of its goals and aims.
“We are thrilled to have Attorney Rundlet as a thought-partner for the SJI,” says Dr. Tameka Bradley Hobbs, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs at FMU and the Founding Director of the FMU SJI. “From the time we launched, he’s been an active member of the advisory board. Alexander has incredible expertise in the intersection of the law, policy, and racial justice that is of tremendous value to the vision and work of the SJI.”
“It is a delight to have a talented and experienced legal scholar such as Alex join the Lion Family and to help advance the goals and objective of our Social Justice Institute,” remarked FMU President, Dr. Jaffus Hardrick.
Rundlet earned his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and a juris doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Prior to law school, he was a Health Education Volunteer in the United States Peace Corps in Mali, West Africa.
Rundlet was awarded a Post–Graduate Justice Fellowship by George Soros’ Open Society Institute, working as a Staff Attorney at the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia, between 2000 and 2003, where he represented individuals in misdemeanor and felony cases and represented individuals on death row in Georgia and Alabama in capital post–conviction proceedings. He also was a member of the State Bar of Georgia’s Indigent Defense Committee and worked with a coalition of lawyers who, through a coordinated campaign of class action litigation, public education and lobbying efforts in the Georgia General Assembly, brought about sweeping criminal justice reform in the State of Georgia. He has appeared before the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court. Alexander continues his work with the Southern Center for Human Rights as a member of its Board of Trustees.
After moving to Miami in 2003, Alexander gained extensive courtroom and jury trial experience as an Assistant Public Defender in the Office of the Public Defender for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in and for Miami–Dade County before entering private practice. In private practice, Alexander has extensive experience as a civil litigator in civil rights, complex litigation, and class action cases.