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William W. Van Alstyne, JD Biography

Title:
Lee Professor of Law at the Marshall-Wythe Law School of the College of William & Mary
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Words “under God” Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
Reasoning:

“You may list me in the ‘con’ group.”

Email to ProCon.org, Aug. 30, 2005

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Individuals with JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to government and constitutional law. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to government and constitutional law.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Lee Professor of Law, Marshall-Wythe Law School, 2004-present
  • Member, American Academy of Arts & Science, 1994-present
  • William R. and Thomas C. Perkins Professor of Law, Duke University, 1974-present
  • Fulbright Fellow, Santiago (Chile), 1988
  • Named among “the ten most qualified” persons for appointment to the Supreme Court by The American Lawyer in 1991 and by the New York Law Journal in 1987
  • Chairman, Committee on Academic Freedom, Association of American Law Schools, 1981-1983
  • National President, American Association of University Professors, 1974-1976
  • Carnegie Council on Policy Studies, 1974-1976
  • National Board of Directors, American Civil Liberties Union, 1972-1976
  • Professor of Law, Duke University, 1965-1974
  • Senior (Faculty) Fellow, Yale Law School, 1964-1965
  • Professor, Ohio State University College of Law, 1964
  • Associate Professor, Ohio State University College of Law, 1961-1963
  • Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean, Ohio State University College of Law, 1959-1961
  • United States Department of Justice, Attorney, Civil Rights Division, 1958-1959
  • California Department of Justice, Deputy Attorney General, 1958
Education:
  • LLD, College of William & Mary (Honorary), 1979
  • LLD, Wake Forest University (Honorary), 1976
  • Certificate, Hague Academy of International Law, 1961
  • JD, Stanford University, 1958
  • BA, University of Southern California, 1955
Other:
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