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News Posted on April 3, 2013

Gary D. Solis '71 Elected to American Law Institute

Gary D. Solis '71 has been elected to the American Law Institute (ALI). Widely considered the nation's most important non-governmental organization of legal reform, ALI oversees law reform projects that often form the basis of laws enacted across the country. ALI membership is a distinct professional honor, and the number that can be admitted is limited to 3,000.

Solis teaches the law of armed conflict as an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law Center and George Washington Law School. He previously taught on the law faculty of the London School of Economics & Political Science. He is a retired Marine Corps officer with tours of duty in Vietnam. He also is a retired West Point law professor, where he directed the Military Academy's law of war program. He is a former Library of Congress scholar in residence and is a member of the editorial board of the International Review of the Red Cross. His award-winning textbook is The Law of Armed Conflict (Cambridge Univ. Press). He is also the author of Marines and Military Law in Vietnam, and Son Thang: An American War Crime.

UC Davis School of Law has among the highest proportion of American Law Institute members on its faculty of any law school in the United States.  Nineteen faculty and emeriti are members of the prestigious law reform organization.