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T. Alexander Aleinikoff

T. Alexander Aleinikoff taught at the University of Michigan Law School, 1981-1997.

Date of Birth: 1952
Date of Death: 



T. Alexander Aleinikoff is a new faculty member of the U-M Law School, effective in the fall, 1981.
Aleinikoff will teach courses in constitutional and local government law. Most recently he served for three years as an attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, first in the Office of Legal Counsel, then as counselor to the Associate Attorney General, and finally as a trial attorney specializing in wildlife management cases.
Alieinikoff is a 1974 summa cum laude graduate of Swarthmore College and a 1977 graduate of Yale Law School.  While in law school he served as note editor of the Yale Law Journal.
A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Aleinikoff published an article, co-authored with Robert Cover, "Dialectical Federalism: Habeas Corpus and the Court," which appeared in the Yale Law Journal.

-- From the University of Michigan Law School's Law Quadrangle Notes, V. 26, Iss. 01 (Fall 1981).

Aleinikoff left Michigan Law in 1997 to join the  Migration Policy Institute as a Senior Associate.


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