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W&L Law Dean Nora Demleitner Named ELI Fellow

Nora V. Demleitner, dean and Roy L. Steinheimer Professor of Law of Washington and Lee, has been appointed a fellow of the European Law Institute (ELI).

Similar to the American Law Institute, of which Dean Demleitner is also an elected member, the ELI is an independent, non-profit organization established to conduct and facilitate research, make recommendations, and provide practical guidance in the field of European legal development. According to the Institute’s website, its core tasks include evaluating and stimulating the development of EU law, legal policy, and practice and to enhance the role EU law can play globally in drafting international instruments or model rules.

As a fellow of the ELI, Dean Demleitner will be able to participate in discussions about the development of laws and policy in her areas of expertise. Including sentencing, immigration, and legal education.

“I am incredibly proud of this honor,” said Demleitner. “The ELI will have a substantial impact on the development of European law, and I am humbled to be able to play even a small role in that process.”

Dean Demleitner teaches and has written widely in the areas of criminal, comparative, and immigration law. Her special expertise is in sentencing and collateral sentencing consequences. At conferences around the country she regularly speaks on sentencing matters, often in a comparative context, and on issues pertaining to the state of legal education. Dean Demleitner has also lectured widely in Europe.

Dean Demleitner is an editor of the Federal Sentencing Reporter, and an elected member of the International Society of Comparative Law. She is the lead author of “Sentencing Law and Policy,” a major casebook on sentencing law, published by Aspen Law & Business. Her articles have appeared in the Stanford, Michigan, and Minnesota law reviews, among others.