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NYU Law Professor Pildes Awarded 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship

April 8, 2008
N-390, 2007-08

New York University School of Law Professor Richard Pildes has been awarded a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation said in announcing 190 fellowship awards totaling $8.2 million.

“Guggenheim Fellows are appointed on the basis of stellar achievement and exceptional promise for continued accomplishment,” the foundation said in its announcement. “The successful candidates were chosen from a group of more than 2,600 applicants.”

Pildes, the Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law and co-director of the School of Law’s Center on Law and Security, will explore political power, democratic politics, and constitutional theory.

Pildes’ publications include The Law of Democracy: Legal Structure of the Political Process and When Elections Go Bad: The Law of Democracy and the 2000 Presidential Election, both co-authored volumes.

Pildes, who has been on the NYU School of Law’s faculty since 2000, received a bachelor’s degree in theoretical chemistry from Princeton University in 1979 (Summa Cum Laude) and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was editor of the Harvard Law Review, in 1983.


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Richard Pildes, the Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law and co-director of the School of Law’s Center on Law and Security

Richard Pildes, the Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law and co-director of the School of Law’s Center on Law and Security


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