McGeorge School of Law

ALI Elects Carter and Cherry

November 5, 2008

Professors Linda Carter and Miriam Cherry were elected to the prestigious American Law Institute in October.

They are the sixth and seventh active McGeorge faculty members in the elite Philadelphia-based organization of judges, lawyers, and law professors that drafts and publishes legal reform proposals in an effort to improve and simplify the law. Dean Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker and Professors Michael Vitiello, Larry Levine, Julie Davies and Thom Main are also members of the ALI.

Carter, a McGeorge faculty member since 1985, has focused her scholarship on the death penalty and international criminal law. She is the co-author of Understanding Capital Punishment (LexisNexis, 2 nd ed.) (2008) and recently completed a year-long study of clemency in capital cases with Professor Mary-Beth Moylan that was done at the request of the California Commission on the Fair Administration of Justice. Carter is a visiting professor at the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center for the 2008-2009 academic year.

Cherry has compiled an impressive body of scholarship since leaving private practice in 2003 and joining the academy. Her areas of specialization include labor and employment law, business associations, and contracts. She recently completed a book, Global Issues in Employment Law, with NYU Professor Samuel Estreicher, another volume in Thomson West’s Global Series. Currently, she is engaged in writing a series of articles addressing the ways in which technology impacts traditional labor and employment law doctrines. She is also completing a treatise on mergers and acquisitions law with Professor Frank Gevurtz.