The American Law Institute today announced the election of Boston Partner Michael F. Aylward as a New Member. The Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. The Institute (made up of 4000 lawyers, judges, and law professors of the highest qualifications) 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. ALI has long been influential internationally and, in recent years, more of its work has become international in scope.
To further its law reform work, the Institute elects individuals who reflect the excellence and diversity of today's legal profession. Membership in the American Law Institute is a distinct professional honor, and the number that may be elected is limited to 3,000 (not including life, honorary, and ex-officio members).
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.