The American Law Institute Elects 64 New Members

PHILADELPHIA--()--The American Law Institute (ALI), the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize and improve the law, today announced the names of 64 newly-elected members, raising its total membership to 4,302.

“It is a great pleasure to welcome these distinguished and accomplished individuals to the American Law Institute,” said ALI President Roberta Cooper Ramo. “Since its founding more than 85 years ago, the Institute and its membership have been dedicated to clarifying and improving the law. The serious problems that our country now faces have made the work of law reform at the highest levels ever more important. I am confident that our newest group of members will bring added vigor to our activities and contribute significantly to our future law reform work.”

Newly elected members are:

William J. Aceves, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA

Vikram D. Amar, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, University of California, Davis School of Law, Davis, CA

Glenn R. Anderson, Sr. Solicitor, Dept. of Legal Services, Nova Scotia Department of Justice, Halifax, Canada

John H. Armour, Professor, University of Oxford, Oxford, England

William G. Arnot, III, Sole Practitioner, Law Offices of William G. Arnot, Houston, TX

Melissa Aubin, Attorney-Advisor, U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Richard A. Bales, Professor, Northern Kentucky University, Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, KY

Karl Bayer, Sole Practitioner, Law Offices of Karl Bayer, Austin, TX

Laurel G. Bellows, Partner, Bellows Law Group, P.C., Chicago, IL

Ashutosh A. Bhagwat, Professor, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, CA

William B. Carr, Jr., Vice Chair, U.S. Sentencing Committee, Washington, DC

Jo Carrillo, Professor, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, CA

Steve Charnovitz, Associate Professor, George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC

Michael Chertoff, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP, Washington, DC

Lawrence Collins, QC, Justice, Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, London, England

Steven P. Croley, Professor, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI

Nora V. Demleitner, Dean, Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, NY

James W. Diehm, Professor, Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, PA

John J. Donohue, III, Professor, Stanford Law School, Stanford, CA

John C. D. Drolla, Jr., Sole Practitioner, Law Offices of John C. D. Drolla, Jr., Austin, TX

Meredith J. Duncan, Professor, University of Houston Law Center, Houston, TX

Matthew L. M. Fletcher, Associate Professor, Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, MI

Steven I. Friedland, Professor, Elon University School of Law, Greensboro, NC

Alex C. Geisinger, Professor, Drexel University, Earle Mack School of Law, Philadelphia, PA

James W. Gewin, Partner, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Birmingham, AL

Victor M. Hansen, Professor, New England Law School, Boston, MA

Lisa R. Jacobs, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Philadelphia, PA

Susan A. Jensen-Lachmann, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC

Kenneth C. Johnston, Partner, Kane Russell Coleman, Dallas, TX

David R. Keyes, Partner, Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP, Houston, TX

Louis B. Kimmelman, Partner, Allen & Overy LLP, New York, NY

Othni J. Lathram, Assistant Director, Alabama Law Institute, Tuscaloosa, AL

Kyle D. Logue, Professor, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI

Maria P. Lopez, Professor, Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, IN

Roslyn A. Mazer, Inspector General, Office of Director of National Intelligence, Washington, DC

John T. McGarvey, Partner, Morgan & Pottinger, PSC, Louisville, KY

Benjamin C. McMurray, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Utah Federal Defender’s Office, Salt Lake City, UT

Natasha Minsker, Death Penalty Policy Director, ACLU of Northern California, San Francisco, CA

James S. Moody, Jr., Judge, U.S. District Court, Tampa, FL

Jennifer Mills Moore, Assistant Counsel, Office of the Counsel to the Governor, Albany, NY

Lawrence G. Newman, Partner, Newman Law Firm, PC, Dallas, TX

Brent E. Newton, Deputy Director of Staff, U.S. Sentencing Commission, Washington, DC

Dennis Owens, Of Counsel, Dewitt & Zeldin, LLC, Kansas City, MO

Laura M. Padilla, Associate Dean for Administration, California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA

Rafael I. Pardo, Professor, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, WA

David F. Partlett, Dean, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA

Jan P. Patterson, Justice, Texas Third Court of Appeals, Austin, TX

Margo Pave, Partner, Zwerdling Paul Kahn & Wooly, P.C., Washington, DC

Hansel T. Pham, Associate, White & Case LLP, Washington, DC

Lonnie A. Powers, Executive Director, Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation, Boston, MA

Jenny Rivera, Director, Center on Latino & Latina Rights & Equality, CUNY School of Law, Flushing, NY

Charles F. Robinson, VP of Legal Affairs & GC, Regents of the University of California, Oakland, CA

Peter B. Rutledge, Professor, University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, GA

William P. Shelley, Partner, Cozen O’Connor, PC, Philadelphia, PA

Eric A. Shumsky, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, Washington, DC

Barbara T. Sicalides, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Philadelphia, PA

Joseph R. Slights, III, Judge, Superior Court of Delaware, Wilmington, DE

Douglas G. Smith, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago, IL

Jonathan M. Smith, Executive Director, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC

Mary L. Smith, Senior Counsel, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC

Peter Y. Solmssen, General Counsel & Member of Managing Board, Siemens, Munich, Germany

Mary C. Sungaila, Partner, Horvitz & Levy, LLP, Encino, CA

Dale M. Swope, Partner, Swope Rodante, PA, Tampa, FL

Jeffrey G. Weil, Partner, Cozen O’Connor, PC, Philadelphia, PA

About The American Law Institute

The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. The Institute (made up of over 4,300 lawyers, judges and law professors of the highest qualifications) 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 distinguished members have the opportunity to influence the development of the law in both existing and emerging areas, to work with other eminent lawyers, judges and academics, to give back to a profession to which they are deeply dedicated and to contribute to the public good.

For more information about the American Law Institute, visit www.ali.org.

Contacts

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Beth McGettigan Goldstein
(215) 243-1666
bgoldstein@ali.org
or
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Caroline Pennartz
(215) 825-9644
cpennartz@levlane.com

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The American Law Institute (ALI), today announced the names of 64 newly-elected members, raising its total membership to 4,302.

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Contacts

ALI
Beth McGettigan Goldstein
(215) 243-1666
bgoldstein@ali.org
or
LevLane Public Relations
Caroline Pennartz
(215) 825-9644
cpennartz@levlane.com