In the Press
Friday, January 22, 2021Fixing Trump’s damage to government will take more than executive orders — A Commentary by Cristina Rodríguez The Washington Post
Friday, January 22, 2021Texas Files Lawsuit Over Biden’s Deportation Pause The Wall Street Journal
Friday, January 22, 2021A hidden feature of Biden’s first big moves: Major outreach to Trump country The Washington Post
Thursday, January 21, 2021A new way to increase economic opportunity for more Americans — A Commentary by Zachary Liscow ’15 and Abigail Pershing ’20 The Hill
Friday, July 24, 2020
Jack Balkin Elected to the American Law Institute
Jack M. Balkin, the Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School, has been elected to the American Law Institute (ALI). The new class includes 38 members who bring a range of perspectives and areas of expertise to ALI’s work of clarifying, modernizing, and improving the law.
“It has been a challenging and unsettling few months for all of us,” said ALI President David F. Levi. “Despite all of the uncertainty, the work of the Institute continues, and is perhaps needed now more than ever. It is with great pride that I welcome this newest group of superbly qualified members who are sure to provide unique insight to our Restatement, Principles, and Model Code projects.”
Balkin’s specialties are constitutional law and technology law. He is the founder and director of the Law School’s Information Society Project, an interdisciplinary center that studies law and new information technologies. He also directs the Law School’s Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression, and the Knight Law and Media Program.
Balkin is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the author of over 130 articles and the author or editor of twelve books. This year he will publish two more books, The Cycles of Constitutional Time (Oxford University Press), and What Obergefell v. Hodges Should Have Said (Yale University Press).