Paul Brest

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Paul Brest "is the President of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in Menlo Park, California. Mr. Brest received an A.B. from Swarthmore College in 1962 and an LL.B from Harvard Law School in 1965.

"He served as law clerk to Judge Bailey Aldrich and Supreme Court Justice John M. Harlan, and practiced with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., in Jackson, Mississippi, doing civil rights litigation before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 1969, where his research and teaching focused on constitutional law and problemsolving/decisionmaking.

"From 1987 to 1999, he served as the dean of Stanford Law School. Mr. Brest is coauthor of Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking (4th ed., 2000), and currently teaches a law school course on Problem-solving, Decisionmaking, and Professional Judgment. He holds honorary degrees from Northeastern Law School and Swarthmore College and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences." [1]


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  1. Paul Brest, Hewlett Foundation, accessed September 17, 2007.
  2. Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences Board, organizational web page, accessed April 12, 2012.
  3. Leadership Group, U.S.-Muslim Engagement Project, accessed January 2, 2009.
  4. Advisory Council, Global Philanthropy Forum, accessed January 9, 2010.