ALI Elects Professor Vance as Member

The American Law Institute has elected Professor Joyce White Vance as one of its 45 new members, who will bring their expertise to the Institute’s work of clarifying the law through Restatements, Principles, and Model Codes.

“I am deeply honored to have been selected for membership with ALI and I am looking forward to being involved in projects that focus on both criminal justice reform and the rule of law,” said Vance, who joined the Law School in 2017. “The opportunity for scholarly engagement that will also offer the opportunity to impact and advance the law is very meaningful for me.”

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Joyce White Vance

The American Law Institute 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 Codes, and Principles of Law that are 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.

“The reach and brilliance of our accomplished membership body enables ALI to produce work at a consistently high level of excellence as we carry on the Institute’s mission to promote the rule of law and improve the administration of justice,” said David F. Levi, President of the American Law Institute. “We have a diverse group of distinguished practicing lawyers, top academics, and thoughtful state and federal judges. I am delighted to welcome our newest members and look forward to the contribution their insight and expertise will provide to our important work.”

The election of the new members raises the Institute’s total number of elected members to 2,816.

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