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Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1923-1965
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 41.5 linear feet (about 1500 items)
The American Law Institute (ALI) was founded in 1923 in response to a perceived uncertainty and complexity in American law. Former Penn Law Dean William Draper Lewis was the Institute's first director, running the organization's operations out of his campus office. The ALI was conceived as a representative gathering of the American Bar (including Judges, Lawyers, and Law Professors) for the stated mission "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." The ALI worked on the First Restatement of the Law from 1923-1944. The project attempted to clarify nine broad subject areas of law: Agency, Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Judgments, Property, Restitution, Security, Torts, and Trusts. Two other subject areas, Business Associations and Sales of Land, were explored but never officially adopted by the ALI. The final draft of the restatement was approved at the ALI Annual meeting in May 1942. The collection, 1923-1959 and undated, includes drafts, comments, correspondence, meeting minutes, state annotations, and other materials related to the First Restatement of the Law, which sought to codify and simplify the law. Nine broad subject areas include: Agency, Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Judgments, Property, Restitution, Security, Torts, and Trusts. Official Institute drafts make up the bulk of the collection. State annotations constitute the second largest portion, while the remainder of the collection consists of correspondence from and to reporters about the restatements.
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First Restatement of the Law Records
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.001
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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41.5 linear feet (about 1500 items)
inclusive date
1923-1965
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The American Law Institute (ALI) was founded in 1923 in response to a perceived uncertainty and complexity in American law. Former Penn Law Dean William Draper Lewis was the Institute's first director, running the organization's operations out of his campus office. The ALI was conceived as a representative gathering of the American Bar (including Judges, Lawyers, and Law Professors) for the stated mission "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." The ALI worked on the First Restatement of the Law from 1923-1944. The project attempted to clarify nine broad subject areas of law: Agency, Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Judgments, Property, Restitution, Security, Torts, and Trusts. Two other subject areas, Business Associations and Sales of Land, were explored but never officially adopted by the ALI. The final draft of the restatement was approved at the ALI Annual meeting in May 1942. The collection, 1923-1959 and undated, includes drafts, comments, correspondence, meeting minutes, state annotations, and other materials related to the First Restatement of the Law, which sought to codify and simplify the law. Nine broad subject areas include: Agency, Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Judgments, Property, Restitution, Security, Torts, and Trusts. Official Institute drafts make up the bulk of the collection. State annotations constitute the second largest portion, while the remainder of the collection consists of correspondence from and to reporters about the restatements.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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American Law Institute
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Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1929-1968
(Bulk: 1929-1948)
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Following the publication of the First Restatement of the Law, in 1936 the American Law Institute (ALI) held a series of meetings and published a series of reports that considered what additional areas of the law might be selected for future restatement projects. Work on the project continued into the mid-1940s. Many fields were considered, but only a few were actually selected for inclusion in future restatement projects. The collection, 1929-1968 and undated (bulk: 1929-1948), includes correspondence, reports, memoranda, and other records related to areas of the law up for consideration for future restatement projects, including business associations, industrial relations, and monopolies.
title
Future of the Institute Records
creator
American Law Institute
id
PU-L.ALI.04.020
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
1.5 linear feet
inclusive date
1929-1968
bulk date
1929-1948
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Following the publication of the First Restatement of the Law, in 1936 the American Law Institute (ALI) held a series of meetings and published a series of reports that considered what additional areas of the law might be selected for future restatement projects. Work on the project continued into the mid-1940s. Many fields were considered, but only a few were actually selected for inclusion in future restatement projects. The collection, 1929-1968 and undated (bulk: 1929-1948), includes correspondence, reports, memoranda, and other records related to areas of the law up for consideration for future restatement projects, including business associations, industrial relations, and monopolies.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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1920s 1930s 1940s
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English
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American Law Institute
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Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
2002 September 30
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 1 item
This project culminated in "Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments: Analysis and Proposed Federal Statute," which would impose uniform standards for recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments throughout the United States. It also includes a comprehensive review of current law and discussion of the constitutional basis for federal legislation on the subject of foreign judgments. The project was formerly known as the International Jurisdiction and Judgments Project. This collection consists of one item: Council Draft No. 2, 2002 September 30.
title
Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Project Records
creator
American Law Institute
id
PU-L.ALI.04.033
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
1 item
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2002 September 30
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This project culminated in "Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments: Analysis and Proposed Federal Statute," which would impose uniform standards for recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments throughout the United States. It also includes a comprehensive review of current law and discussion of the constitutional basis for federal legislation on the subject of foreign judgments. The project was formerly known as the International Jurisdiction and Judgments Project. This collection consists of one item: Council Draft No. 2, 2002 September 30.
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English
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American Law Institute
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Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1937-1976
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 2 linear feet (18 items)
In 1934, the American Law Institute (ALI) started publishing volumes entitled The Restatement in the Courts, a supplemental tool that provided references to court decisions that had cited the ALI's Restatements of the Law. The collection, 1937-1976, includes editions of The Restatement in the Courts and undated indices.
title
Restatement in the Courts Volumes
creator
American Law Institute
id
PU-L.ALI.04.019
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
2 linear feet (18 items)
inclusive date
1937-1976
bulk date
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In 1934, the American Law Institute (ALI) started publishing volumes entitled The Restatement in the Courts, a supplemental tool that provided references to court decisions that had cited the ALI's Restatements of the Law. The collection, 1937-1976, includes editions of The Restatement in the Courts and undated indices.
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1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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English
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American Law Institute
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Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1947-1990
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 30 linear feet
The American Law Institute (ALI) was founded in 1923 in response to a perceived uncertainty and complexity in American law. Former Penn Law Dean William Draper Lewis was the Institute's first director, running the organization's operations out of his campus office. The ALI was conceived as a representative gathering of the American Bar (including Judges, Lawyers, and Law Professors) for the stated mission "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." The Second Restatement of the Law was an update to the American Law Institute's initial project, the First Restatement of the Law. The project secured initial funding through a Mellon grant in 1952 and was completed in 1988. The Second Restatement of the Law attempted to refine the clarification of nine broad subject areas of law: Agency, Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Foreign Relations Law, Judgments, Property, Restitution, Torts, and Trusts. The ALI added two principal areas to the Second Restatement projects: Foreign Relations Law, and Landlord and Tenant Relations. The collection, 1947-1990 and undated, includes drafts, comments, correspondence, meeting minutes, state annotations, and other materials related to the Second Restatement of the Law, which sought to improve upon the codification project first established in the First Restatement of the Law. Nine broad subject areas include: Agency, Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Foreign Relations Law, Judgments, Property, Restitution, Torts, and Trusts. Official Institute drafts make up the bulk of the collection. State annotations constitute the second largest portion, while the remainder of the collection consists of correspondence to and from reporters about the restatements, comments from ALI members and outside experts, and related material.
title
Second Restatement of the Law Records
creator
American Law Institute
id
PU-L.ALI.04.002
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
30 linear feet
inclusive date
1947-1990
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The American Law Institute (ALI) was founded in 1923 in response to a perceived uncertainty and complexity in American law. Former Penn Law Dean William Draper Lewis was the Institute's first director, running the organization's operations out of his campus office. The ALI was conceived as a representative gathering of the American Bar (including Judges, Lawyers, and Law Professors) for the stated mission "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." The Second Restatement of the Law was an update to the American Law Institute's initial project, the First Restatement of the Law. The project secured initial funding through a Mellon grant in 1952 and was completed in 1988. The Second Restatement of the Law attempted to refine the clarification of nine broad subject areas of law: Agency, Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Foreign Relations Law, Judgments, Property, Restitution, Torts, and Trusts. The ALI added two principal areas to the Second Restatement projects: Foreign Relations Law, and Landlord and Tenant Relations. The collection, 1947-1990 and undated, includes drafts, comments, correspondence, meeting minutes, state annotations, and other materials related to the Second Restatement of the Law, which sought to improve upon the codification project first established in the First Restatement of the Law. Nine broad subject areas include: Agency, Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Foreign Relations Law, Judgments, Property, Restitution, Torts, and Trusts. Official Institute drafts make up the bulk of the collection. State annotations constitute the second largest portion, while the remainder of the collection consists of correspondence to and from reporters about the restatements, comments from ALI members and outside experts, and related material.
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1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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American Law Institute
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Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1959-1969
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 1.5 cubic feet
At the May 1959 Annual Meeting of the American Law Institute (ALI), Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren encouraged the ALI to undertake a study to define the jurisdictions of state and federal courts. Following a feasibility study by Professor Charles Bunn, the ALI assembled a group of its members to create the Study of the Division of Jurisdiction Between State and Federal Courts, promulgated in 1968. The resulting study formed the basis of Title 28 in the United States Code. The collection, 1959-1969, includes a preliminary study, drafts, memoranda, correspondence, and related records concerning the drafting and adoption of the Study of the Division of Jurisdiction Between State and Federal Courts.
title
Study of the Division of Jurisdiction Between State and Federal Courts Records
creator
American Law Institute
id
PU-L.ALI.04.007
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
1.5 cubic feet
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1959-1969
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At the May 1959 Annual Meeting of the American Law Institute (ALI), Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren encouraged the ALI to undertake a study to define the jurisdictions of state and federal courts. Following a feasibility study by Professor Charles Bunn, the ALI assembled a group of its members to create the Study of the Division of Jurisdiction Between State and Federal Courts, promulgated in 1968. The resulting study formed the basis of Title 28 in the United States Code. The collection, 1959-1969, includes a preliminary study, drafts, memoranda, correspondence, and related records concerning the drafting and adoption of the Study of the Division of Jurisdiction Between State and Federal Courts.
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1950s 1960s
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English
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American Law Institute
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Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1937-1941
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 14 items
In 1936, The American Law Institute and the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law jointly undertook a project to draft a statute that established a common policy for dealing with contributions among people who have been found guilty of committing a wrong. The statute, promulgated in 1939, was called the Uniform Contribution Among Tortfeasors Act. The collection, 1937-1941, includes drafts and correspondence related to the joint ALI-NCCUSL project to draft a model statute concerned with contributions among tortfeasors.
title
Uniform Contribution Among Tortfeasors Act Records
creator
American Law Institute
id
PU-L.ALI.04.018
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
14 items
inclusive date
1937-1941
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abstract/scope/contents
In 1936, The American Law Institute and the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law jointly undertook a project to draft a statute that established a common policy for dealing with contributions among people who have been found guilty of committing a wrong. The statute, promulgated in 1939, was called the Uniform Contribution Among Tortfeasors Act. The collection, 1937-1941, includes drafts and correspondence related to the joint ALI-NCCUSL project to draft a model statute concerned with contributions among tortfeasors.
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1930s 1940s
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English
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American Law Institute National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
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