Stanford law professor honored with American Law Institute’s Early Career Scholars Medal

Michelle Anderson
Michelle Wilde Anderson

The American Law Institute (ALI) will honor law Professor MICHELLE WILDE ANDERSON with its Early Career Scholars Medal. The medal recognizes outstanding law professors whose work is relevant to public policy and has the potential to influence improvements in the law.

“I don’t think my scholarship has yet lived up to the work of the local officials and public interest lawyers that I’ve gotten to work with over the years, but this award is a new blast of motivation to keep trying to do just that. I am incredibly grateful to ALI for its dedication to our profession and to Stanford Law School for supporting ‘applied’ work in the legal academy.”

Anderson is a scholar of state and local government law, and her research seeks to shed light on phenomena such as geographically concentrated poverty and municipal fiscal distress. Her recent publications explore restructuring – such as bankruptcy, disincorporation and receiverships – in cities and counties facing chronic poverty related to deindustrialization.

Prior to joining Stanford Law School in 2014, Anderson was an assistant professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. She has been a research fellow at the European Commission’s Urban Policy Unit in Brussels and an environmental law fellow at Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger.

Anderson will be recognized at ALI’s 95th Annual Meeting in May.

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