Dale Carpenter, Earl R. Larson Professor of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law, has been elected to the American Law Institute (ALI), a significant professional honor that is limited to 3,000 judges, lawyers, and law teachers from across the world. Current members recommend new members on the basis of high character, ability, and professional standing. The new members were introduced at ALI's annual meeting in May 2010 in Washington, D.C.
Carpenter teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, the First Amendment, and sexual orientation and the law. He has served as an editor of Constitutional Commentary since 2004. As a student at the University of Chicago Law School (J.D., 1992), Carpenter received the D. Francis Bustin Prize for excellence in legal scholarship and the John M. Olin Foundation Scholarship for Law & Economics.
ALI, founded in 1923, focuses on sustaining scholarly and scientific legal work, administering justice, and clarifying and simplifying the law to adapt to social needs and, thereby, the administration of justice. Carpenter's election brings to 14 the number of current faculty members elected to ALI, along with 5 life members and 1 ex-officio member (see sidebar).
LAW SCHOOL ALI MEMBERS