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NYU Law Professor Pildes Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 28, 2008
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New York University School of Law Professor Richard Pildes, the Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law and co-director of the School of Law’s Center on Law and Security, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Academy said in announcing its election of 190 new Fellows and 22 Foreign Honorary Members.

“The Academy honors excellence by electing to membership remarkable men and women who have made preeminent contributions to their fields, and to the world,” said Academy President Emilio Bizzi. “We are pleased to welcome into the Academy these new members to help advance our founders’ goal of ‘cherishing knowledge and shaping the future.’”

Drawn from the sciences, the arts and humanities, business, public affairs, and the nonprofit sector, the 212 new members are leaders in their fields and include Nobel laureates and recipients of Pulitzer and Pritzker prizes, Academy and Grammy awards, and Kennedy Center Honors. The new class will be inducted at a ceremony on October 11, 2008, at the Academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Pildes’s 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 has been on the faculty of NYU School of Law since 2000. He received a bachelor’s degree in theoretical chemistry summa cum laude from Princeton University in 1979 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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