Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Professor Resnik Selected as Visiting Scholar by Phi Beta Kappa Society

The Phi Beta Kappa Society has selected Judith Resnik, the Arthur Liman Professor of Law at Yale Law School, as a 2014-2015 Visiting Scholar.

Each year the Society selects top scholars in the liberal arts and sciences to travel to universities and colleges where Phi Beta Kappa chapters are located. Visiting Scholars spend two days on each campus meeting informally with undergraduates, participating in classroom lectures and seminars, and giving one major address open to the entire academic community and the general public.

Since 1956, the Society’s Visiting Scholar Program has been offering undergraduates the opportunity to spend time with some of America’s most distinguished scholars with the goal of enriching the intellectual life on campuses across the country.

The 2014-2015 Visiting Scholars will make 100 visits during the academic year. For a full list of scholars selected this year, click here.

Professor Resnik teaches about federalism, procedure, courts, incarceration, equality, and citizenship. She is a member of the American Philosophical Society, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and holds an honorary appointment as a Visiting Professor on the law faculty of the University College London. She was a recipient in 1998 of the ABA’s Margaret Brent Award and in 2013 of the Arabella Babb Mansfield Award, the highest tribute paid by the National Association of Women Lawyers. Professor Resnik is also an occasional litigator and has testified many times before Congress. She graduated from NYU Law School, where she was a Hays Fellow, and from Bryn Mawr College.

Founded in 1776, the Phi Beta Kappa Society is the nation’s oldest and most recognized academic honor society. It has chapters at 283 colleges and universities and more than half a million members throughout the country. Its mission is to champion education in the liberal arts and sciences, to recognize academic excellence, and to foster freedom of thought and expression.

Additional information about the Visiting Scholar Program can be found on Phi Beta Kappa’s website (www.pbk.org).