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Akhil Reed Amar appointed as member of the National Council on Humanities of US

May 22, 2015 12:06 IST

Akhil Amar, an Indian-American professor from Yale University, was on 21 May 2015 appointed as a member of the prestigious National Council on Humanities of United States (US) by President Barack Obama. Presently, Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at the Yale University.

He has been serving as the Professor at both Yale College and Yale Law School since 1985. He had held various posts of professorships, including Southmayd Professor (1993-2008), Professor (1990-1993), Associate Professor (1988-1990) and Assistant Professor (1985-1988).

Akhil Amar also had worked as a law clerk from 1984 to 1985 to Judge Stephen Breyer. He was co-editor of Processes of Constitutional Decision-making, a constitutional law casebook. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Coalition of Freedom Advisory Board of the National Constitution Center and Constitutional Accountability Center.

He holds a BA degree from Yale College and a JD from Yale Law School.

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