Alix Claps is a native of Randolph and a graduate of Randolph High School. She holds a Bachelor of Theatre Arts from the University of Michigan, a Master of Arts in English Literature with a focus in Dramatic Literature from DePaul University, and a Juris Doctor from Rutgers School of Law – Newark, where she graduated cum laude.
Prior to attending law school, Alix was a stage manager, working at various regional theatres, including Music Theatre Wichita, Ogunquit Playhouse, and Theatre By the Sea. For seven years, she was the Production Stage Manager and Production Manager for NYU Steinhardt’s Programs in Vocal Performance, Educational Theatre, and Drama Therapy. For nine years, Alix was the stage manager for the National High School Musical Theatre Awards as seen in the PBS documentary Broadway or Bust.
While in law school, Alix interned with ICM Partners in the Theatre Division’s Business Affairs office, as well as with theatre attorneys Diane Krausz and Doug Nevin. After law school, Alix clerked for the Honorable Edith K. Payne and the Honorable Christine A. Farrington in the Civil Division of Essex County Superior Court.
Alix is a member of the Morris County Bar Association as well as the New Jersey State Bar Association, where she is an active member of the Family Law Executive Committee, including as the previous co-chair of the Family Law Section Young Lawyer’s Subcommittee. Alix is also a member of the Barry I. Croland Family Law American Inn of Court. Alix also represents victims of domestic violence pro bono through the Jersey Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project. She was named a 2019 and 2020 New Jersey Rising Star by Super Lawyers.
Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
Juris Doctor, cum laude
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Bachelor of Theatre Arts
DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
Master of Arts with Honors
State of New Jersey
District of New Jersey
State of New York
“Compulsory Counsel: The Palimony Statute’s Unique Requirement”
New Jersey Family Lawyer Vol. 39, No. 4 – March 2020
“30 Years Later – The Show Must Go On: Current Trends and Issues in the Theater Industry” (co-author)
Entertainment, Arts, & Sports Law Journal of the NYSBA Fall/Winter 2018
“Are There Rules on YouTube?: A Guide to Creating an Original Web Series”
Entertainment, Arts, & Sports Law Journal of the NYSBA Fall/Winter 2011
Daniels v. Daniels, A-5001-17T3, decided August 28, 2020: https://casetext.com/case/daniels-v-daniels-83