Congratulations, Prof. Okediji, on ALI Membership
March 10, 2008 — Ruth Okediji, William L. Prosser Professor of Law, recently received notice that she has been elected to the prestigious American Law Institute (ALI).
New members are recommended, on the basis of their high character, ability, and professional standing, by current members of ALI. Elected membership is a significant professional honor that is limited to 3,000 judges, lawyers, and law teachers from across the nation and foreign countries.
ALI researches and studies, formulates drafts, and ultimately publishes restatements of the law, model codes, and other legal decisions to make them more simple, clear, and easy to understand. In this way, the organization aids in better adapting the law to social needs and, therby, the administration of justice.
Individual members contribute by, for example, submitting comments on drafts; joining consultative groups for ALI projects; and writing, speaking, and voting on issues on the basis of their own personal and professional convictions after thoughtful and impartial analysis.
Professor Okediji and other new members will be introduced at a dinner May 18 and a new-member luncheon May 19 at ALI's 85th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.