Official story here, which notes: “Election to the ALI is considered one of the highest honors in the legal profession.” No doubt it was her terrific blogging here that clinched her election. The following was probably also helpful:
Professor Crawford’s research focuses on the intersection of taxation and gender. Her edited volume, Critical Tax Theory: An Introduction, will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2009. Her current research project is an empirical study of innocent spouse relief from joint and several tax liability for married couples filing a joint income tax return. Professor Crawford teaches Federal Income Taxation; Wills Trusts & Estates; Estate & Gift Taxation; and Feminist Legal Theory. She joined the Pace Law faculty in 2003.