Preparing for a Second Century of Law Reform
Contributions to The American Law Institute provide a key source of support that allows ALI to remain independent as it continues its mission of clarifying and improving the law. By joining a Giving Circle, becoming a Sustaining Member, or making a general contribution, ALI members help guarantee that the Institute is prepared for a second century of law reform.
Contributions to The American Law Institute help us:
PRODUCE WORKS IMPORTANT TO THE PUBLIC INTEREST
The Institute's mission is driven by focusing on areas of law that are most in need of clarification, regardless of financial return. The current legal landscape includes a number of topics that are ripe for review, but the resulting publications may not generate revenue to cover the costs of the projects in the way ALI’s Restatements do. Projects on these topics—including Policing; Student Sexual Misconduct; and Government Ethics—are nonetheless of great importance. Gifts to the Institute provide funding necessary to engage in such works that benefit the public interest.
MAXIMIZE PROJECT EFFICIENCY AND ATTRACT TOP TALENT
ALI pays stipends to top-tier law professors best suited to produce its project drafts, and also pays for the research assistants who support them. Contributions provide important funding that allow the Director to maintain an increased number of Reporters in order to expedite project completion times while maintaining the high level of quality the Institute is known for.
REDUCE BARRIERS TO PARTICIPATION
ALI’s members are lawyers of the highest qualifications. Some have chosen service-oriented careers in which compensation lags far behind the private sector. The participation of these members is critical to maintaining the diversity of ideas that is the hallmark of ALI’s approach and the key to our success. ALI’s travel assistance programs, which are supported by generous contributions, provide opportunities for the full spectrum of our membership to participate in the Institute’s work, regardless of financial means.
RAISE AWARENESS OF ALI’S WORK AND ENGAGE THE NEXT GENERATION
ALI’s Early Career Scholars Medal and annual conference support practical legal scholarship and raise awareness of the Institute’s mission while engaging the next generation of eminent legal minds. Contributions to the Institute provide funding that will ensure that this important program continues.
SECURE THE INSTITUTE’S FUTURE
Contributions to the Institute allow us to properly maintain our equipment, technology, and infrastructure, and ensure that any reduction in revenue from print publications will not inhibit ALI’s work.
All gifts to the Institute are tax-deductible and offer a wonderful opportunity to honor or memorialize someone. To inquire about making a donation, please contact ALI Development Manager Kyle Jakob at 215-243-1660, or firstname.lastname@example.org.