Next week I will be on the road attending the Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., of the American Law Institute (ALI). I was pleased to be elected earlier this year to membership in this organization.
As readers may know, the American Law Institute is one of the leading independent organizations in the United States producing scholarly work seeking to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. The Institute (made up of leading lawyers, judges, and law professors) drafts, discusses, revises, and publishes Restatements of the Law, model statutes, and principles of law that are enormously influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education. ALI has long been influential internationally and, in recent years, more of its work has become international in scope.
By participating in the Institute’s work, its members have the opportunity to influence the development of the law in both existing and emerging areas, to work with other lawyers, judges, and academics, to give back to a profession to which they are deeply dedicated, and to contribute to the public good.
Among the projects of interest to readers are the Restatement (Third) of the law of restitution and unjust enrichment, and the just-published Principles of the Law of Aggregate Litigation.