PUBLISHED:October 10, 2009

Atlanta luncheon honors Young as Alston & Bird chair

Dean David F. Levi joined Atlanta-area alumni at Alston & Bird on Sept. 30 for a reception celebrating the appointment of Professor Ernest A. Young as the new Alston & Bird Professor of Law. Young shared his thoughts on the Supreme Court docket and the new composition of the Court.

A member of the American Law Institute, Young joined the Duke Law faculty in 2008, after serving as the Charles Alan Wright Chair in Federal Courts at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, where he had taught since 1999. One of the nation’s leading authorities on the constitutional law of federalism, he has written extensively on the Rehnquist Court’s “Federalist revival” and the difficulties confronting courts as they seek to draw lines between national and state authority. He also writes on constitutional interpretation, constitutional theory, and comparative constitutional law.