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Washburn Elected into American Law Institute

The prestigious American Law Institute (ALI) recently selected Professor Kevin K. Washburn to be admitted to its elected membership, which is limited to 3,000 judges, lawyers, and law teachers.

Through a highly selective process, the ALI chooses members for their interest in improving the law and their significant professional achievements. Washburn was one of 26 newly elected members.

Founded in 1923, the ALI is based in Philadelphia and focuses on clarifying and simplifying the law to adapt to social needs, administering justice, and sustaining scholarly and scientific legal work.

On leave from the University of Minnesota for the 2007-08 academic year, Washburn currently teaches American Indian law, gaming law, and first-year criminal law as the Oneida Indian Nation Visiting Associate Professor of Law at the Harvard Law School. He serves on the Executive Board of Editors for Felix S.Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law, the leading treatise in Federal Indian Law. Washburn also serves on both the Board of Trustees of the Law School Admission Council and the Criminal Law and Procedure Drafting Committee of the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Washburn received his B.A. in economics from the University of Oklahoma and his J.D. from Yale Law School. He is an enrolled member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma.

Portrait of Kevin Washburn
Kevin Washburn