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2 Pitt Law professors were elected Fellows of the American Bar Foundation

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John Linarelli and Christian Powell Sundquist, professors in the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, were elected as Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. Fellows achieve the prestigious status by invitation only, and membership is limited to 1% of licensed attorneys whose careers have demonstrated an outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession.

Linarelli is a leading voice in philosophical and critical theories of global justice in the context of international law. He co-authored “The Misery of International Law: Confrontations with Injustice in the Global Economy,” published by Oxford University Press, which won the European Society of International Law Book Prize in 2019. He serves as distinguished visiting professor of global legal studies at Jilin University in Changchun, China, and has delivered more than 70 talks and papers around the world.

Sundquist was named one of the leading scholars on issues of technology, race and innovation by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. He has published and presented widely on issues in the fields of critical race theory, bioethics, privacy, evidence law and criminal justice. His publications appear in numerous academic journals, including the Georgia State University Law Review, the Connecticut Law Review and the Harvard Blackletter Law Journal. Prior to joining Pitt, he served as associate dean of faculty research and scholarship at Albany Law School, where he co-founded The Institute for Racial Justice Research and Advocacy.