Daily Update - Tuesday, May 21

What Happened Today at the Annual Meeting - Tuesday Edition

Today’s Meeting began with the presentation of the ALI Early Career Scholars Medal to Michelle Wilde Anderson of Stanford Law School by Special Committee Chair Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar. The co-recipient of the medal, David Pozen of Columbia Law School, was unable to attend the Meeting. Professor Anderson then spoke about restructuring in cities and counties facing chronic poverty related to deindustrialization.

The first project session of the day was Consumer Contracts. Council member Carol F. Lee joined Reporters Oren Bar-Gill, Omri Ben-Shahar, and Florencia Marotta-Wurgler on the dais, where they presented the Tentative Draft. This draft contains all nine Sections of the project.

Actions Taken*

After a spirited discussion, membership voted to approve § 1 of the draft. A more detailed update will be made available on the ALI website and in The ALI Reporter

Members took a break from the project sessions to hear Council member Lee H. Rosenthal speak during the luncheon honoring the New Life 25-Year and 50-Year Members. The 1994 Class Gift was presented to the Institute.

The afternoon continued with Intentional Torts to Persons, where Reporter Kenneth W. Simons and Associate Reporter W. Jonathan Cardi were joined on the dais by Council member Wallace B. Jefferson to present Tentative Draft No. 4. 

Actions Taken*

With the exception of Chapter 3 (Privileges) and §§ 17-19 of Chapter 2 (Consent), Tentative Draft No. 4 was approved by membership. There was not enough time to review the aforementioned portions.

The last project of the day was Children and the Law. Reporter Elizabeth S. Scott and Associate Reporters  Emily Buss, Clare Huntington, and Solangel Maldonado were joined on the dais by Council member Troy A. McKenzie. Tentative Draft No. 2 includes Sections from all four Parts of the project (Children in Families, Schools, the Justice System, and Society).

Actions Taken*

Membership voted to approve Tentative Draft No. 2.


*All approvals by membership at the Annual Meeting are subject to the discussion at the Meeting and usual editorial prerogative.