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.
New York University, located in the heart of Greenwich Village, was established in 1831 and is one of America’s leading research universities. It is one of the largest private universities, it has one of the largest contingents of international students, and it sends more students to study abroad than any other college or university in the U.S. Through its 14 schools and colleges, NYU conducts research and provides education in the arts and sciences, law, medicine, business, dentistry, education, nursing, the cinematic and dramatic arts, music, public administration, social work, and continuing and professional studies, among other areas.