About ALI

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

ALI drafts, discusses, revises, and publishes Restatements of the Law, Model Codes, and Principles of Law that are enormously influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education.

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. 

2016-2017 Annual Report

ALI celebrated its 90th anniversary by producing a video that describes the Institute’s work and its enduring influence on American law. Interviews include ALI President Roberta Cooper Ramo, ALI Director Emeritus Lance Liebman, and numerous judges, lawyers and academics, notably Third Circuit Chief Judge Theodore A. McKee, Fifth Circuit Judge Carolyn Dineen King, California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu, and Seventh Circuit Chief Judge Diane Wood.

ALI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in the District of Columbia.