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Dedicated to Clarifying and Improving the Law


The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law.

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Upcoming Meetings & Events

Annual Meeting
May 16-18 - San Francisco

Employment Law
June 16 - Advisers
June 17 - Members Consultative Group

Model Penal Code: Sentencing
September 9 - Advisers & Members Consultative Group

Economic Torts
September 22 - Advisers
September 23 - Members Consultative Group

International Commerical Arbitration
September 23 - Advisers
September 24 - Members Consultative Group

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Meetings Calendar

Current Projects

Visit the Projects section to learn more about our current projects, including:

Restatement Third, Employment Law

Principles of the Law of Liability Insurance

Principles of Government Ethics

Restatement Third, The U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration


In the Spotlight

The American Law Institute Elects 44 New Members

The Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code has released a Draft Report on mortgage notes for public comment.

ALI Announces Winners of Young Scholars Medals

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Register now! The 2011 Annual Meeting will be held on May 16-18 in San Francisco.

Read the latest issue of The ALI Reporter.

The next deadline for submitting membership proposals is July 15. Visit the Membership section to download the proposal form and instructions, or to view the membership directory.

Featured Publications

Restatement Third, Torts: Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm

Volume 1 covers the most basic topics of the law of torts: liability for intentional physical harm and for negligence causing physical harm, duty, strict liability, factual cause, and scope of liability.

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Principles of the Law of Aggregate Litigation

This work supplies up-to-date coherence to the law of aggregate litigation. The Principles aim to help judges, legislators, and others make aggregation decisions correctly, and to improve the management of cases in which aggregation is allowed.

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