New Exhibit: The American Law Institute’s 100th Anniversary
The Lillian Goldman Law Library is pleased to host “The American Law Institute's 100th Anniversary,” a traveling exhibit that tells the story of ALI and its impact on American law. Since 1923, ALI has brought judges, lawyers, and legal scholars together “to promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs, to secure the better administration of justice, and to encourage and carry on scholarly and scientific legal work.” ALI’s significant contributions to legal literature include the Restatements of the Law, the Uniform Commercial Code, and the Model Penal Code.
As visitors to the exhibit will learn, Yale Law School has long played an important role in this endeavor. For instance, Professor Arthur L. Corbin served as Reporter for the Remedies portion of the Restatement of the Law of Contracts, the first Restatement to be finished, and Professor Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr. led ALI as its fourth director from 1984 to 1999. Today, over 30 members of the Yale Law faculty are members of ALI.
“The American Law Institute's 100th Anniversary” will be on view in the Class of 1964 Reading Room on L3 through December 15, 2023.