Alex Just is the Innovation Platform Director of Program Development. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2011 and is a pupil barrister at Old Square Chambers in London. Before studying Law he read Modern History and Politics at Wadham College, Oxford. He was President of the Oxford Union and the World Masters Debating Champion.
Alex completed his legal studies at City University in London where he was a Gray's Inn Bedingfield Scholar, Karmel Scholar and winner of the Ede & Ravenscroft Prize. He was awarded a Masters degree in Industrial and Labour Relations by Cornell University, where he was the Frances Perkins Fellow. At Cornell, Alex taught undergraduate students Comparative International Employment Law and published a research paper on the ability of trade unions to take effective strike action in Europe.
Alex was the inaugural Program Manager for QatarDebate, the first national debating organisation in the Arab World. Alex worked with the QatarDebate team to promote civic debate among young people across the Arabian Peninsula. He also set up Vocalise, the first national prison debate organisation in the UK. This was recognised as Best New Student Pro Bono Activity at the 2012 Attorney General's Pro Bono Awards. Alex coached the Scottish National Team to victory at the World Schools Debating Championships and has experience of teaching public speaking, debate and civic advocacy in over 30 countries.
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