Each year, ALI members who have contributed 25 years of service to the Institute are granted Life Member status. Life Members are no longer required to pay dues or adhere to the Institute’s participation requirement, but they continue to enjoy all the rights and privileges of elected membership.
New Life Members are given the opportunity to commemorate this quarter-century milestone by contributing to their year’s Life Member Class Gift, which is presented to the Institute at a special celebration honoring new Life Members and 50-Year Members. For current Life Member Class Gift Campaigns, click below:
Now in its tenth year, the Class Gift program has raised more than $1.3 million to support key aspects of ALI’s mission, including travel assistance programs, which are offered to ALI members outside of the private sector to ensure that there are no financial barriers to our diverse membership’s participation in our work, and the Early Career Scholars Medal program, which raises awareness of the Institute’s work while engaging up-and-coming legal academics.
The Class Gift initiative also provides funding that allows us to produce works that make significant contributions to public policy even if they are unlikely to have much financial return in the form of books sold or royalties for the electronic use of the content, and to make our work more accessible by providing free public access to works that can be applied to addressing pressing legal and policy issues being faced in times of crisis.
Due to the cancellation of the 2020 Annual Meeting, the 1995 Class Gift campaign will continue through the 2020–2021 fiscal year.