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William W. Van Alstyne, JD Biography

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

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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
  • 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
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