Briefing Room


Huefner, Spindelman elected to ALI

November 8, 2013 | Faculty

Professors Steven Huefner and Marc Spindelman were elected to the American Law Institute (ALI), an independent U.S. organization that produces scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. Made up of over 4,000 lawyers, judges and law professors of the highest qualifications, ALI drafts, discusses, revises and publishes restatements of the law, model statutes and principles of law that are enormously influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in scholarship and legal education.

Huefner is a professor of law, director of the clinical programs, legislation clinic director, and a senior fellow with Election Law@Moritz. Before joining the faculty, Professor Huefner practiced law for five years in the Office of Senate Legal Counsel, U.S. Senate, and for two years in private practice at the law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. Professor Huefner has published a number of articles and one book, From Registration to Recounts: The Election Ecosystems of Five Midwestern States, co-authored with his Election Law @ Moritz colleagues. His research interests are in legislative process issues and democratic theory, including election law.

Spindelman is the Isadore and Ida Topper Professor of Law. His recent scholarship focuses on certain problems of inequality, chiefly in the context of sex and death. His work has recently appeared in the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, Michigan Law Review, and Ohio State Law Journal, among others.  He regularly teaches Family Law, Constitutional Law, Advanced Constitutional Law, Bioethics and Public Health Ethics, and Sexual Violence. Prior to joining Moritz, Spindelman was a Reginald F. Lewis Fellow for Law Teaching at Harvard Law School, taught as a Visiting Instructor at the University of Michigan Law School, and spent two years as a Greenwall Fellow in Bioethics and Health Policy at Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University. While a Greenwall Fellow, Professor Spindelman was also an adjunct professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center, a faculty associate at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a research fellow at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.

Included among the other distinguished new members elected along with Huefner and Spindelman were Julie Brill, Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission; Walter Dellinger III, a former Solicitor General of the United States; and Trevor Potter, a partner at Caplin & Drysdale, but perhaps better known as counsel to Stephen Colbert ‘s 501(c)(4), advisor on campaign finance issues on the Colbert Report, and lawyer for the Colbert SuperPac “Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow” in the 2012 election cycle.

Huefner and Spindelman join faculty members Martha Chamallas, Robert J. Lynn Chair in Law; Albert Clovis, professor emeritus of law; Joshua Dressler, Frank R. Strong Chair in Law; Edward B. Foley, Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer Professor for the Administration of Justice and the Rule of Law and director, Election Law @ Moritz; Larry Garvin, Lawrence D. Stanley Professor of Law; James Meeks, professor emeritus of law; Alan C. Michaels, dean and Edwin M. Cooperman Professor of Law; Dale Oesterle, J. Gilbert Reese Chair in Contract Law; Professor Emeritus of Law Michael D. Rose; and Peter M. Shane, the Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law, as members of ALI.