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Notes and Renderings

An Award-Winning Season

Law School professors earn distinctions

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Richard Pildes, Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law, won a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship from the John Simon GuggenheimMemorial Foundation. The fellowship will support his work on political power, democratic politics and constitutional theory.

Pildes was also elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which “honors…remarkable men and women who have made preeminent contributions to their fields,” said Academy President Emilio Bizzi. Other inductees included Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and former White House Chief of Staff James A. Baker III.

Dean Richard Revesz, Lawrence King Professor of Law, has joined the Council on Foreign Relations, a nonpartisan think tank that analyzes policy choices facing the U.S. and other countries. Associate Professor Cristina Rodríguez also joined the council as a five-year term member.

The National Science Foundation awarded a two-year, $387,000 grant to Stephen Schulhofer, Robert B. McKay Professor of Law; University Professor Tom Tyler, and Aziz Huq, adjunct professor of law and deputy director of the Brennan Center’s Justice Program. The grant will fund a study of how investigative tactics of Western counterterrorism agencies affect levels of trust and cooperation within Muslim communities in New York City and London.

To thwart future attacks, the FBI and the New York City Police Department have used random subway searches, immigrant detention, electronic surveillance and undercover informants; London’s Metropolitan Police Service emphasizes dialogue with Muslims. Over a year-long period, Brooklyn and East London Muslims will be interviewed, and their responses analyzed, to reveal attitudes toward their respective law enforcement authorities. A final report is expected in 2010.

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