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News Posted on September 27, 2012

Professors Brownstein, Joo Elected to American Law Institute

Professor Alan Brownstein and Professor Thomas W. Joo have been elected to the American Law Institute (ALI), joining 17 other UC Davis faculty who are members of the prestigious institution.

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 and become standards cited in judges' legal opinions, lawyers' briefs, and scholarly articles.  ALI membership is a distinct professional honor, and the number that can be admitted is limited to 3,000.

UC Davis School of Law has among the highest proportion of American Law Institute (ALI) members on its faculty of any law school in the United States, and their membership in this prestigious law reform organization is only one indicator of the UC Davis Law faculty's involvement in cutting-edge legal research and the most pressing legal and social issues of our times.

The UC Davis law faculty includes ALI members Dean Kevin R. Johnson, Associate Dean Vikram Amar, and Professors Ashutosh Bhagwat, Andrea Bjorklund, Carol S. Bruch, Gabriel "Jack" Chin, Joel C. Dobris, Floyd F. Feeney, Daniel W. Fessler, Robert W. Hillman, John B. Oakley, Edward H. Rabin, Leticia Saucedo, Daniel L. Simmons, Bruce A. Wolk, and Richard C. Wydick.

Professor Brownstein, a nationally recognized Constitutional Law scholar, teaches Constitutional Law, Law and Religion, and Torts. He holds the Boochever and Bird Endowed Chair for the Study and Teaching of Freedom and Equality.

Professor Joo specializes in the areas of corporate governance, contract law, white collar crime, and critical race theory at UC Davis School of Law.

List of UC Davis Law Faculty ALI Members