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Alexander Clayton Academic Counselor Department of Justice, Law & Criminology

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(202) 885-6456
SPA - Justice, Law and Criminology
Kerwin Hall - 106B
M.S. Justice, Law & Society, American University

B.A. Politics & Government, Western State College

Favorite Spot on Campus
The comic book (graphic novel) section in Bender Library
Alex Clayton is an Academic Counselor, Adjunct Instructor, and PhD candidate in the Department of Justice, Law & Criminology. His research focuses on the nexus of law and civil conflict, specifically how the rule of law motivates, mitigates, and changes violent and nonviolent conflicts. Other research interests include the causes and effects of foreign fighter participation in civil wars. In 2015-2016, Alex was an inaugural fellow with the Peace & Violence Research Lab at American University. He has also spent time as a member of the editorial staff at the the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC), as a paralegal, and as a legislative affairs intern in the U.S. Senate.


Spring 2020

  • JLC-474 Domestic Terrorism/Pol Violen

Summer 2020

  • JLC-496 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: Policing Terrorism

Fall 2020

  • JLC-104 Intro to Systems of Justice