American Law Institute elects three new NYU Law faculty and alumni

Three members of the NYU Law community have been elected to the American Law Institute (ALI), adding to a lengthy list of NYU Law–affiliated experts who belong to the prestigious organization. 

Bryan StevensonBryan Stevenson serves as professor of clinical law at the Law School. His work representing capital defendants and death row prisoners has won him national acclaim and led him to author the New York Times–bestselling memoir Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. The book won the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Nonfiction, and NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Nonfiction. Stevenson is also the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to prisoners who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state jails and prisons. 

Sherrilyn Ifill ’87Sherrilyn Ifill ’87 is the president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and has served as a fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union. She is a professor of law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and received an honorary doctorate of laws at NYU’s 183rd Commencement in 2015. 

Robert Deyling ’87Robert Deyling ’87 is the assistant general counsel of the Administrative Office of the US Courts in Washington, DC, and previously served as a US Supreme Court fellow. Deyling is an expert in government ethics, the federal courts, and privacy law.

More than 30 NYU Law professors have been elected as ALI members, including Dean Trevor Morrison, Eric M. and Laurie B. Roth Professor of Law. Richard Revesz, Lawrence King Professor of Law and dean emeritus, serves as ALI director, and Samuel Issacharoff, Bonnie and Richard Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law, is a member of the ALI Council.

Posted January 26, 2017