Dean Rodriguez Elected to Council of American Law Institute

June 21, 2012

Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez was elected to the Council of the prestigious American Law Institute (ALI) at the Institute’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., an event which draws more than 600 judges, lawyers, and legal scholars from the U.S. and abroad. He will serve a five-year term.

Rodriguez was one of six new members elected to ALI’s Council this year. The Council, a group of prominent judges, lawyers, and legal scholars with a broad range of specialties and experiences, is the governing body of the ALI.

“It is a great pleasure to welcome these eminent and talented individuals to the Council,” said ALI President Roberta Cooper Ramo. “I know they will contribute significantly to the Council’s vital work of determining the projects and programs the ALI undertakes, and ensuring that the ALI’s intellectual work continues to be of the highest quality. Their wisdom and experience will greatly benefit the Council and the ALI.”

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

Founded in 1923 by a group that included Chief Justice and former President Howard Taft, future Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, and former Secretary of State Elihu Root, ALI’s membership includes approximately 4,000 judges, practicing lawyers, and legal scholars from across the country.