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School Notes: Yale Law School
January/February 2019

Heather K. Gerken |

Professor honored abroad

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67LLB received an honorary doctorate in jurisprudence from the University of Trieste in Italy on October 8, 2018. Ackerman was recognized by the university for his distinguished contributions to comparative constitutional law. His Lectio Magistralis, upon receiving the degree, presented the leading themes of his forthcoming book from the Harvard University Press, Revolutionary Constitutions: Charismatic Leadership and the Rule of Law. His lecture will be published by Trieste in the coming months.

Professors elected members to American Law Institute

Adjunct Professor of Law E. Donald Elliott ’70, ’74JD, and Gordon Bradford Tweedy Professor Emeritus of Law Carol M. Rose were elected to the American Law Institute (ALI) on October 18, 2018. ALI is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law. Professor Elliott has been on the Yale Law faculty since 1981 and currently teaches courses in environmental law, energy law, administrative law, and civil procedure. Professor Rose joined the Law School faculty in 1989. Rose teaches property, land use, environmental law, natural resources law, and intellectual property law.

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