Dean Daniel Filler has been elected to the American Law Institute, which is the leading independent organization in the U.S. producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize and otherwise improve the law.
Filler is one of 44 recently elected members – a group that includes state and federal judges, partners at some of the nation’s leading law firms, legal scholars and a fellow law school dean, Risa Goluboff of the University of Virginia School of Law.
A member of the law school’s inaugural faculty, Filler is an expert on criminal law, capital punishment, juvenile justice and sex crimes. He became dean in January 2017.
In 2012, he was appointed by the Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission to the state’s Advisory Committee on Capital Punishment. Previously he served as chair of the American Bar Association’s Alabama Death Penalty Assessment team, whose 2006 report was cited by the Supreme Court in the 2012 decision, Maples v. Thomas.