Boalt Law School Dean Christopher Edley Jr. poses for a photograph before addressing the UC...

University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law Dean Christopher F. Edley Jr. - who was among Barack Obama's Harvard Law professors between his stints in the Carter and Clinton administrations, and who had advised this year's campaign - is among a dozen people named today as an advisory board to president-elect Obama's transition team.

"I've done two tours of duty in the White House and this is my third transition effort," Edley told me moments ago. "My joyfulness about the election is tempered by a very deep appreciation of how extraordinarily difficult the president's to-do list will be. The team has been working for a couple of months, but this will still be the most complex transition in our lifetime. The sleeves are already rolled up and the adrenaline is already at flood levels."

From the Political Blotter blog.