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The American Law Institute is a well-respected, nearly century-old body of jurists and legal practitioners that produces documents called “Restatements,” which have traditionally distilled and clearly restated the opinions of a majority of state courts on difficult questions of common law. But recently, some in the legal community have raised concern that ALI is putting out problematic Restatements that are more aspirational in nature and that run counter to its mission; others claim that ALI is simply interpreting the law. Meanwhile, states are considering and passing laws that would prevent judges from referring to certain ALI Restatements when deciding cases.
Join us for a lively panel discussion on ALI, and whether it should still be considered a trusted institution.