Prof. Jack Balkin named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Balkin was among 196 new fellows and seventeen new foreign honorary members named in the 225th class at the AAAS. Founded in 1780 by leading American citizens, such as Samuel Adams, John Adams, and John Hancock, the AAAS recognizes leaders in scholarship, business, the arts, and public affairs. Other nominees this year include Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist, artist Jeff Koons, playwright Tony Kushner, and cartoonist Art Spiegelmen. Balkin joins twenty-two current YLS faculty members in the law section of the AAAS.