ALI Elects 38 New Members

ALI Elects 38 New Members

The American Law Institute has elected 38 new members who will bring their expertise, and add their voices to the important and ongoing work of the Institute.  

“It has been a challenging and unsettling few months for all of us,” said ALI President David F. Levi. “Despite all of the uncertainty, the work of the Institute continues, and is perhaps needed now more than ever. It is with great pride that I welcome this newest group of superbly qualified members who are sure to provide unique insight to our Restatement, Principles, and Model Code projects.” 

Visit the Newly Elected Members Page to view biographical sketches of the new members.  

Jenny E. Carroll, Tuscaloosa – Professor, University of Alabama School of Law

Robert M. Brutinel, Phoenix – Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Arizona
Paul F. Eckstein, Phoenix – Partner, Perkins Coie LLP

Arthur H. Bryant, Oakland – Of Counsel, Bailey & Glasser LLP
Courtney G. Joslin, Davis – Professor, University of California, Davis School of Law
Andrew Verstein, Los Angeles – Professor, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

Jack M. Balkin, New Haven – Professor, Yale Law School

District of Columbia
Jeffrey Bossert Clark – Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division
Cara Hope Drinan – Professor, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
Lydia Kay Griggsby – Judge, U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Steven P. Lehotsky – Executive Vice President & Chief Litigation Counsel, U.S. Chamber Litigation Center
Stuart A. Raphael – Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Rod J. Rosenstein – Partner, King & Spalding LLP
David M. Rubenstein – Co-Founder & Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group

Howard M. Wasserman, Miami – Professor & Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, Florida International University College of Law

Jide Okechuku Nzelibe, Chicago – Professor, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
Nadia N. Sawicki, Chicago – Professor, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Jerry L. Anderson, Des Moines – Dean & Professor of Law, Drake University Law School
Emily Hughes, Iowa City – Professor & Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of Iowa College of Law

John K. Bush, Louisville, KY – Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Amul R. Thapar, Covington – Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Laurance Browning VanMeter, Lexington – Justice, Kentucky Supreme Court

Jonathan Biran, Annapolis – Judge, Court of Appeals of Maryland
Mortimer N.S. Sellers, Baltimore – Director, Center for International & Comparative Law, University of Baltimore School of Law

New York
Henry M. Greenberg, Albany – Partner, Greenberg Traurig LLP

North Carolina
John Martin Conley, Chapel Hill – Professor, University of North Carolina School of Law
John F. Coyle, Chapel Hill – Professor, University of North Carolina School of Law
Darrell A.H. Miller, Durham – Professor & Associate Dean for Intellectual Life, Duke University School of Law

Eric E. Murphy, Cincinnati – Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Sandra F. Sperino, Cincinnati – Professor, University of Cincinnati College of Law

Jim Roth, Oklahoma City – Dean & Professor of Law, Oklahoma City University School of Law

Chaim N. Saiman, Villanova – Professor, Villanova University, Charles Widger School of Law
Nicholas F. B. Smyth, Pittsburgh – Sr. Deputy Attorney General, Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office

Dave Fagundes, Houston – Professor & Associate Dean for Faculty Development, University of Houston Law Center
Lee Kovarsky, Austin – Professor, University of Texas School of Law
Peter K. Yu, Fort Worth – Director, Center for Law and Intellectual Property, Texas A&M University School of Law

Nathan B. Oman, Williamsburg – Co-Director, Center for Study of Law & Markets, William & Mary Law School


James Goudkamp, Oxford – Professor, Oxford University, Keble College


About The American Law Institute 

The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law. The ALI drafts, discusses, revises, and publishes Restatements of the Law, Model Codes, and Principles of Law that are enormously influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education. 

By participating in the Institute’s work, its distinguished members have the opportunity to influence the development of the law in both existing and emerging areas, to work with other eminent lawyers, judges, and academics, to give back to a profession to which they are deeply dedicated, and to contribute to the public good. 

 For more information about The American Law Institute, visit