Anuj Desai elected to American Law Institute

Anuj C. Desai

Anuj C. Desai, William Voss-Bascom Professor of Law at University of Wisconsin Law School, has been elected to the American Law Institute.

ALI is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize and improve the law. It was founded in 1923, and its membership includes prominent judges (including Supreme Court Justices), professors and lawyers. The group’s recommendations on a broad range of legal topics — from corporate and securities law to marriage law to criminal law and more — have been influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and teaching.

Desai, whose scholarship focuses on understanding how social, historical and institutional contexts shape law, will bring his expertise in a variety of areas to the work of the ALI. He is currently on leave from UW Law School as an administrative appellate judge on the Administrative Review Board at the U.S. Department of Labor. He also serves as a part-time commissioner on the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States, a quasi-judicial, independent agency within the U.S. Department of Justice that adjudicates claims of U.S. nationals against foreign governments. 

“I’m honored to be part of such a storied organization, and I look forward to participating in many of the ALI’s activities in the years to come,” says Desai.

Other UW Law professors and deans who are ALI members include Richard Bilder, Kenneth Davis, Walter Dickey, Marc Galanter, Shubha Ghosh, Linda Greene, Cecelia Klingele, Marygold Melli, Margaret Raymond, Gerald Thain and June Weisberger.

Submitted by Law School News on January 23, 2017

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