Friday, October 19, 2018


Don Elliott and Carol Rose Elected Members of The American Law Institute

Carol RoseAdjunct Professor of Law E. Donald Elliott ’74 and Gordon Bradford Tweedy Professor Emeritus of Law Carol M. Rose were elected to The American Law Institute (ALI) on October 18, 2018. The new class includes 31 members who bring a wide range of perspectives and areas of expertise to ALI’s work of clarifying the law through restatements, principles, and model penal codes.

“ALI’s membership is known for its judgment, collective experience, and analytic ability,” said ALI President David F. Levi. “I am pleased to welcome this extraordinary group of new members who will bring their talent, wisdom, and dedication to the important work of the Institute.”

ALI is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law.

Elliott is a leading academic scholar, as well as practitioner, in the fields of administrative and environmental law. He has been on the Yale Law faculty since 1981 and currently teaches courses in environmental law, energy law, administrative law and civil procedure. He is also senior of counsel in the Washington D.C. office of Covington & Burling LLP, and co-chair of the firm's Environmental Practice Group. In 1993, he was named to the first endowed chair in environmental law and policy at any major American law school, the Julien and Virginia Cornell Chair in Environmental Law and Litigation at Yale Law School. Elliott also testifies frequently in Congress on environmental issues.

Elliott is a Senior Fellow of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) and an elected member of the American College of Environmental Lawyers, as well as a member of the boards of the Environmental Law Institute, the Center for Clean Air Policy, and NYU’s Institute for Policy Integrity. He is the author or co-author of seven books and has published more than 70 articles in professional journals.

Carol M. Rose is the Gordon Bradford Tweedy Professor Emeritus of Law and Organization and Professorial Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. She joined the Law School faculty in 1989. Rose teaches property, land use, environmental law, natural resources law, and intellectual property law.

Her publications include Saving the Neighborhood: Racially Restrictive Covenants, Law, and Social Norms (2013), with Richard R.W. Brooks; Perspectives on Property Law (3rd edition), with Robert Ellickson and Bruce Ackerman (2000); and Property and Persuasion: Essays on the History, Theory and Rhetoric of Ownership (1994).