Officers and Council

With the exception of its Director and Deputy Director, the Institute's officers are volunteers. All officers are elected by the Council.

Officers 1923-Present

  • President - David F. Levi - Duke University School of Law, Durham, NC
  • 1st Vice President - Lee H. Rosenthal - U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston, TX
  • 2nd Vice President - Teresa Wilton Harmon - Sidley Austin LLP, Chicago, IL
  • Treasurer - Wallace B. Jefferson - Alexander Dubose & Jefferson LLP, Austin, TX
  • Secretary - Paul L. Friedman - U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Washington, DC
  • Director - Richard L. Revesz - New York University School of Law, New York, NY
  • Deputy Director - Stephanie A. Middleton - The American Law Institute, Philadelphia, PA

Biographies for each of our officers may be viewed by clicking on the list below.


The Institute is governed by its Council, which determines projects and activities to be undertaken by the ALI and approves the work as representing the position of the Institute. Made up of no fewer than 42 and no more than 65 members, the Council consists of lawyers, judges, and academics, and reflects a broad range of specialties and experiences.

Council members are elected from the Institute membership for terms of five years. The Council ordinarily meets in January, May, and October.

View the list of Council members