Law Professor Elected to Most Prominent Legal Association
April 1, 2009
A Texas Tech University School of Law professor has been elected into the most prestigious
professional organization in the legal profession, the American Law Institute (ALI).
Bryan Camp, the Mahon Professor of Law, joins five other Texas Tech law professors
including Dean Walter Huffman, Marilyn Phelan, Bill Casto, Susan Fortney and Brian
Shannon, as elected members of ALI.
"It is a testimony to the strength of our law faculty that with Professor Camp's election
we now have six members of this prestigious organization at Texas Tech Law," Huffman
Camp lectures and writes on bankruptcy law, tax law, statutory interpretation, constitutional
law and jurisprudence. He is the author of more than 23 published articles and treatise
chapters, plus numerous shorter works. Since 2004 he has written 16 articles on tax
administration law and policy for Tax Notes, the premier national publication devoted
solely to tax issues.
The elite membership of ALI is selected from judges, lawyers and law teachers in the
United States and many foreign countries on the basis of professional achievement
and demonstrated interest in improving the law. ALI membership is limited to 3,000
- or just three-tenths of a percent of the more than 1.1 million lawyers in practice
in the United States - making election to membership a distinct professional honor.
ALI was founded in 1923 by a group of prominent American judges, lawyers, and law
teachers to address the uncertainty and complexity of early 20th
-century American Law. Since that time ALI has devoted itself to improving the law
and the administration of justice in a scholarly and scientific manner.
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CONTACT: Bryan Camp, Mahon Professor of Law, Texas Tech University School of Law,
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