Employment Opportunities


ALI Deputy Director
SUMMARY: The Deputy Director will join ALI at an exciting time, just as the Institute prepares to commemorate its 100th Anniversary, celebrating its profound influence on American law. Acting as ALI’s de facto chief operating officer, the Deputy Director will help guide ALI into its second century, serving as the day to day leader for the Institute’s functions. The Deputy Director is both an internal- and external-facing role, involving management of ALI staff, work on ALI publications, and engagement with members of ALI and relevant stakeholder groups.

In the role, the Deputy Director will be responsible for the management of ALI staff and business operations (including the six-story headquarters building located in Philadelphia, PA). They help the Director guide the development of all of ALI’s publications, in addition to overseeing membership functions and drafting meetings. The Deputy Director is responsible for approximately $15M budget and all of the ALI staff.

Finally, the Deputy Director will serve as an officer of the Institute, and participate in all Institute project and Committee meetings, including, without voting privileges, those of the Council and Executive Committee. ALI typically holds an Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, and approximately 15 meetings a year for members at its Philadelphia location, as well as another 5-6 in New York City and other locations. Read the full description.

Those interested in the ALI Deputy Director position should contact alidd@heidrick.com at Heidrick & Struggles.

ALI Law Fellow
SUMMARY:  The ALI Law Fellow will work on substantive issues and have a unique opportunity to engage with legal minds at the top of their fields.  The work will encompass a range of assignments related to the mission of the Institute.  The Fellow will have the opportunity to observe the ALI’s iterative drafting process by attending periodic project meetings as well as the Institute’s Annual Meeting and Council Meetings, and by reviewing and analyzing written comments submitted by ALI project participants and outside commentators.  Read the full description.  

To apply for the Law Fellow position at The American Law Institute, please contact Human Resources Director Diane Schnitzer at dschnitzer@ali.org.

The American Law Institute (ALI) is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law. ALI offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. ALI is an equal opportunity employer and maintains a drug-free workplace.