New York University School of Law Professor Richard Pildes, the Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law and co-director of the School of Laws 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 Academys headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Pildess 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 bachelors 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.
New York University, located in the heart of Greenwich Village, was established in 1831 and is one of Americas 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.