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Seven University Scholars Elected Fellows of Eminent Learned Society

Publication Date: 
April 30, 2008
Stanford Report
Massie Santos Ballon

Professor Mark Kelman has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Stanford Report ran this story:

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), one of the country's oldest honorary learned societies, announced on Monday the election of 190 new fellows and 22 new foreign honorary members, including seven scholars from Stanford University: Mark Granovetter, Philip C. Hanawalt, Mark A. Horowitz, Mark Gregory Kelman, Herbert S. Lindenberger, James D. Plummer and Scott Sagan.


Mark Gregory Kelman, the James C. Gaither Professor of Law and vice dean of the Stanford Law School, helped to develop the fledgling Law School course Thinking Like a Lawyer, designed for graduate students who don't want to be lawyers but want an overview of the field. He has been on the Stanford Law School faculty for more than 30 years and previously served as the director of Criminal Justice Projects for the Fund of the City of New York. Kelman's legal interests range from criminal law to antidiscrimination, and he has worked extensively at the intersection of law, psychology and economics. Last year's list of Brian Leiter's Law School Rankings counted Kelman as one of the most highly cited law professors in the fields of criminal law and procedure and critical theory between 2000 and 2007. Kelman earned a bachelor's degree in social studies from Harvard University and a law degree from Harvard Law School.