Meet the Advisors

Milton HeumannMilton Heumann (Ph.D., Yale) is Professor of Political Science and Rutgers University Pre-Law Advisor. He was Chair of the Political Science Department from 1997-2003. He teaches courses on civil liberties and civil rights, the politics of criminal justice, and judicial decision-making, and has been the primary Pre-Law Advisor at Rutgers since 1987. In addition to teaching full-time at the University of Michigan from 1973-1980, Professor Heumann has taught or co-taught at Rutgers-Camden School of Law and Yale Law School (where he also was a Guggenheim Fellow). His current research interests include a series of studies on the consequences of felony convictions (for voting, for professional licensing),  an examination of jury nullification in light of recent sentencing reforms, a large scale study of public and private whistle-blowing, and  study of the constitutionality of  vouchers for public and private school education.

Professor Heumann received his B.A. from Brooklyn College in 1968, and his M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Yale University (1971, 1976). His publications include Plea Bargaining (1978), Speedy Disposition (1992, with Thomas Church), Hate Speech on Campus (1997, with Thomas Church), and Good Cop, Bad Cop: Profiling, Race and Competing Visions of Justice (2003, with Lance Cassak).

Alex PerezAlex Perez is Rutgers University’s Senior Assistant General Counsel. He started his legal career as an associate in the general practice group at Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP in New York City, where he focused on securities, corporate governance, and general transactional matters. Mr. Perez received a B.A. from Columbia University and a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, where he was an articles editor of the Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property.