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Monday, June 27, 2011

Anne Alstott ’87, James Forman Jr. ’92, and David Singh Grewal ’02 Appointed to Law School Faculty

Yale Law School Dean Robert Post ’77 has announced three new appointments to the Yale Law School faculty. Anne Alstott ’87 joins as a professor of law, James Forman Jr. ’92 joins as a clinical professor of law, and David Singh Grewal ’02 joins as an associate professor of law. Their appointments are effective July 1, 2011.

Anne Alstott, an expert in taxation and social policy, returns to the law faculty at Yale, where she previously served for 11 years. She was named a professor at Yale Law School in 1997 and the Jacquin D. Bierman Professor of Taxation in 2004. She served as deputy dean in 2002 and 2004 and twice won the Yale Law Women teaching award. She left Yale Law in 2008 to become the Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and director of the school’s Fund for Tax and Fiscal Policy Research. Prior to coming to Yale, she taught at Columbia Law and before that, served as an attorney-advisor in the Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Legislative Counsel. She holds a B.A. from Georgetown University and a J.D. from Yale Law School. She will teach Federal Income Taxation and Family, State, and Market.

James Forman Jr., a professor of law at Georgetown, spent the spring 2011 semester at Yale Law School as a clinical visiting professor. He teaches and writes in the areas of criminal procedure and education law. He previously worked for the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C., where he represented juveniles and adults in serious felony cases. In 1997, along with a colleague, he started the renowned Maya Angelou Public Charter School, which successfully combines rigorous education, job training, counseling, mental health services, life skills, and dormitory living for school dropouts and youth who have previously been incarcerated. He is a graduate of Brown University and Yale Law School. He will teach constitutional law, education law and policy, and a clinic on dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline.

David Singh Grewal is a junior fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows and received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2010. His dissertation, “The Invention of the Economy: A History of Economic Thought,” won Harvard’s Robert Noxon Toppan Prize for best dissertation in political science and will be published as a book by Harvard University Press in 2012. His previous book, Network Power: The Social Dynamics of Globalization, was published by Yale University Press in 2008. He is an affiliated fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School and a member of the board of directors of the BioBricks Foundation. He holds B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard and a J.D. from Yale Law School. His teaching will focus on international trade law, intellectual property law and biotechnology, and law and economics.

“We are delighted to welcome, and in Anne’s case, welcome back, these extraordinary and accomplished individuals to the Yale Law faculty,” said Yale Law School Dean Robert Post ’77.