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Attorney and Author Stuart Taylor, Jr., Joins ACTA’s Board of Directors

November 2, 2020 by ACTA

Washington, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) is proud to announce that Stuart Taylor, Jr., has been elected to its board of directors. Mr. Taylor is a distinguished attorney, author, and journalist who focuses on issues of law, education, and culture with special attention to matters of due process. He earned a history degree from Princeton University in 1970 and graduated from Harvard Law School at the top of his class in 1977.

Mr. Taylor was a reporter for the Baltimore Sun from 1971 to 1974andthe New York Times from 1980 to 1988. Commentators across the ideological spectrum have praised his in-depth, nonpartisan examinations of legal affairs. His writings on the Supreme Court, landmark cases, and social and political issues have been featured in numerous publications, including the American Lawyer, the National Journal, the Washington Post, and The Atlantic. Among various other honors, he won a 2002 National Headliner Award for best special magazine column on one subject and was nominated by the New York Times for a Pulitzer Prize in 1988.

He is also the coauthor of three books of profound relevance to higher education. In 2007, he joined with KC Johnson, ACTA’s 2009 Philip Merrill Award winner, to write Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case. In 2012, he worked with UCLA law professor Richard Sander on Mismatch: How Affirmative Action Hurts Students It’s Intended to Help, and Why Universities Won’t Admit It. And in 2017, again in partnership with KC Johnson, he authored The Campus Rape Frenzy: The Attack on Due Process at America’s Universities.

“We are thrilled to have Stuart Taylor join our board,” said Michael Poliakoff, president of ACTA. “His stellar legal background and extensive work on higher education policy, combined with his dedication to academic excellence and freedom, will be extraordinarily valuable assets in promoting ACTA’s mission.”

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