Alex Hurder retired in 2018 after directing a clinic at Vanderbilt Law School for 27 years. His clinic represented applicants for Social Security disability benefits and children with disabilities seeking educational rights. He was a member of the Commission on Disability Rights from 2004 to 2010 and Chair of the Commission from 2007 to 2010. He was a Council member of the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice from 2010 to 2016. In 2003, he was a member of the drafting committee for the ABA Amicus Brief filed in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Tennessee v. Lane urging the court to uphold the power of Congress to enact Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. He has been the Liaison from the Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice to the Commission on Disability Rights since 2019. He lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.