ND Law Professor Derek Muller elected to American Law Institute

Author: Notre Dame Law School

Derek Muller 2021

Notre Dame Law Professor Derek Muller was recently elected to be a member of the American Law Institute.

Muller joined the Notre Dame Law School faculty on July 1 after previously serving as the Ben V. Willie Professor in Excellence at the University of Iowa College of Law.

A nationally recognized scholar in the field of election law, his research focuses on the role of states in the administration of federal elections, the constitutional contours of voting rights and election administration, the limits of judicial power in the domain of elections, and the Electoral College. He has published more than two dozen academic works, and his op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He has testified before Congress, and he is a contributor at the Election Law Blog.

The American Law Institute is best known for its creation of Restatements of various areas of the law. As the institute’s members develop these Restatements and similar resources in both existing and emerging areas, they have the opportunity to work with other eminent lawyers, judges, and academics, to serve the legal profession, and to contribute to the public good.

Muller is the co-reporter on Restatement of the Law, Election Litigation, which the American Law Institute launched in January 2023.

“It’s a privilege to be elected to such an outstanding organization filled with so many great scholars, lawyers, and judges,” he said. “I am grateful to help work with the American Law Institute in its immensely important projects.”