Two Professors Elected to American Law Institute

Julia Mahoney, Saikrishna Prakash Become 24th and 25th UVA Law Faculty Members Currently Affiliated
Julia Mahoney and Saikrishna Prakash

Professors Julia Mahoney and Saikrishna Prakash recently became the 24th and 25th UVA Law faculty members currently affiliated with ALI, an elite group of judges, lawyers and professors dedicated to improving the law.

July 26, 2017

Professors Julia Mahoney and Saikrishna Prakash of the University of Virginia School of Law have recently been elected as members of the American Law Institute.

Mahoney and Prakash will become the 24th and 25th members of the UVA Law faculty currently affiliated with ALI. Professor Kim Forde-Mazrui was elected to ALI in the fall.  

The institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize and otherwise improve the law. The organization includes judges, lawyers and law professors from the United States and abroad, selected on the basis of professional achievement and demonstrated interest in improving the law. Mahoney and Prakash will join 56 new members inducted in July from across the country.

Mahoney is the John S. Battle Professor of Law. She is an expert on property, land conservation, nonprofit institutions and feminism, among other topics. Mahoney’s scholarly articles include works on land preservation, eminent domain, health care reform and property rights in human biological materials.

Prakash is the James Monroe Distinguished Professor of Law. He is an expert on separation of powers, presidential powers, commerce clause and constitutional law, among others. Prakash, the author of the book "Imperial from the Beginning: The Constitution of the Original Executive," published by Yale University Press in 2015, comments frequently in the media on presidential power.

Members were selected from confidential nominations submitted by ALI members. ALI was formed in 1923 to promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs, to secure the better administration of justice, and to encourage and carry on scholarly and scientific legal work.


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