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Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2014-07-22
1923-2000, undated
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 8 linear feet
The American Law Institute (ALI) was founded in 1923 in response to a perceived uncertainty and complexity in American law. An association of practitioners and scholars known as the “Committee on the Establishment of a Permanent Organization for Improvement of Law” published a study that recommended a lawyers’ organization be formed to improve the law and its administration. The committee was chaired by Elihu Root and counted Learned Hand, Benjamin Cardozo, and Samuel Williston among its members. This photograph collection is comprised of portraits of ALI directors, presidents, members, and staff. Also included are photographs from the Annual Meeting, including the 1st Annual Meeting in 1923.
title
American Law Institute Photograph Collection
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.11.001
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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8 linear feet
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1923-2000, undated
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The American Law Institute (ALI) was founded in 1923 in response to a perceived uncertainty and complexity in American law. An association of practitioners and scholars known as the “Committee on the Establishment of a Permanent Organization for Improvement of Law” published a study that recommended a lawyers’ organization be formed to improve the law and its administration. The committee was chaired by Elihu Root and counted Learned Hand, Benjamin Cardozo, and Samuel Williston among its members. This photograph collection is comprised of portraits of ALI directors, presidents, members, and staff. Also included are photographs from the Annual Meeting, including the 1st Annual Meeting in 1923.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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American Law Institute Casner, A. James, (Andrew James) 1907-1990 Demott, Deborah A. Ellman, Ira Mark Goodrich, Herbert F. (Herbert Funk), 1889-1962 Greenwald, Michael Hazard, Geoffrey C. Keedy, Edwin R. (Edwin Roulette), 1880-1958 Klonoff, Robert H. Lewis, William Draper, 1867-1949 Mikell, William E., 1894- Pepper, George Wharton, 1867-1961 Root, Elihu Schnader, William A. (William Abraham), 1886-1968 Twerski, Aaron D.
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Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2014-07-18
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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abstract/scope/contents
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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English
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American Law Institute
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Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1939-1954
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 2.25 linear feet
In the course of establishing what would become the First Restatement of the Law, the American Law Institute (ALI) considered including a clarification of the Law of Evidence. However, due to perceived deficiencies in the law, the American Law Institute resolved to begin a project that would provide a thorough reworking of the existing law of evidence. In 1939, the ALI secured funding to develop such a project. Edmund M. Morgan served as Reporter, and John H. Wigmore served as Chief Consultant. The resulting body of law was the Model Code of Evidence, adopted by the ALI in May 1942. The collection, 1939-1954, includes correspondence, meeting minutes, drafts, memoranda, commentary, outside publications, and related material concerning the drafting and adoption of the Model Code of Evidence, an effort to standardize common-law evidence rules.
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Model Code of Evidence Records
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.010
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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2.25 linear feet
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1939-1954
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In the course of establishing what would become the First Restatement of the Law, the American Law Institute (ALI) considered including a clarification of the Law of Evidence. However, due to perceived deficiencies in the law, the American Law Institute resolved to begin a project that would provide a thorough reworking of the existing law of evidence. In 1939, the ALI secured funding to develop such a project. Edmund M. Morgan served as Reporter, and John H. Wigmore served as Chief Consultant. The resulting body of law was the Model Code of Evidence, adopted by the ALI in May 1942. The collection, 1939-1954, includes correspondence, meeting minutes, drafts, memoranda, commentary, outside publications, and related material concerning the drafting and adoption of the Model Code of Evidence, an effort to standardize common-law evidence rules.
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1930s 1940s 1950s
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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]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1973-2003
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 16 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 Third Restatement of the Law covered subjects including Foreign Relations Law and the Law Governing Lawyers. The collection, 1973-2003, includes drafts, comments, correspondence, and other materials related to the Third Restatement of the Law, which sought to improve and expand upon the first and second codification projects by the American Law Institute.
title
Restatement of the Law: Third Records
creator
American Law Institute
id
PU-L.ALI.04.003
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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16 linear feet
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1973-2003
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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 Third Restatement of the Law covered subjects including Foreign Relations Law and the Law Governing Lawyers. The collection, 1973-2003, includes drafts, comments, correspondence, and other materials related to the Third Restatement of the Law, which sought to improve and expand upon the first and second codification projects by the American Law Institute.
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1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1946-2008
title
ALI-ABA Committee on Continuing Legal Education
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id
PU-L.ALI.05
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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1 cubic feet
inclusive date
1946-2008
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1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1930-1935
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 7 items
In December 1930, the American Law Institute (ALI) began work on drafting an Act on Double Jeopardy, later known as the Administration of the Criminal Law project. William E. Mikell of the University of Pennsylvania Law School served as Reporter. The project culminated in the creation of an Official Draft, adopted by the ALI, with amendments, on August 15, 1935. The collection, 1930-1935, includes preliminary drafts, tentative drafts, a proposed final draft, and an official draft related to the subject of double jeopardy as outlined in the Administration of the Criminal Law project.
title
Administration of the Criminal Law Drafts
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.016
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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7 items
inclusive date
1930-1935
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In December 1930, the American Law Institute (ALI) began work on drafting an Act on Double Jeopardy, later known as the Administration of the Criminal Law project. William E. Mikell of the University of Pennsylvania Law School served as Reporter. The project culminated in the creation of an Official Draft, adopted by the ALI, with amendments, on August 15, 1935. The collection, 1930-1935, includes preliminary drafts, tentative drafts, a proposed final draft, and an official draft related to the subject of double jeopardy as outlined in the Administration of the Criminal Law project.
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1930s
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English
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American Law Institute Mikell, William E., 1894-
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Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
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.
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Uniform Contribution Among Tortfeasors Act Records
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.018
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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14 items
inclusive date
1937-1941
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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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Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1986-1993
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 1.3 linear feet
In response to the proliferation of complex litigation cases and the myriad issues they raise, the American Law Institute commissioned a project which ultimately became known as Complex Litigation: Statutory Recommendations and Analysis. The report provides a timely and valuable resource for practitioners involved with the problems presented by complex litigation as it exists today, as well as for those concerned with developing a more just, fair, and efficient system for dealing with complex cases. The collection, 1986-1993, includes drafted and related materials pertaining to the creation of the American Law Institute project called Complex Litigation: Statutory Recommendations and Analysis.
title
Complex Litigation Project Records
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.031
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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1.3 linear feet
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1986-1993
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In response to the proliferation of complex litigation cases and the myriad issues they raise, the American Law Institute commissioned a project which ultimately became known as Complex Litigation: Statutory Recommendations and Analysis. The report provides a timely and valuable resource for practitioners involved with the problems presented by complex litigation as it exists today, as well as for those concerned with developing a more just, fair, and efficient system for dealing with complex cases. The collection, 1986-1993, includes drafted and related materials pertaining to the creation of the American Law Institute project called Complex Litigation: Statutory Recommendations and Analysis.
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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]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1989-1993
Creator:
American Law Institute, Interviewer
Extent: 8 items
In 1989, the American Law Institute began producing videotaped oral history interviews with individuals who were active in the Institute's affairs. The project is ongoing. The Oral Histories Record Group, 1989-1993, includes video oral history recordings with Herbert Wechsler (1989 April 13), Homer Kripke (1989 September 9), and A. James Casner (1990 May 16). Each oral history has a corresponding transcript. Also included is a typewritten transcript of an oral history with Paul Wolkin (1993 July 8 and 26).
title
Oral Histories
creator
American Law Institute, Interviewer
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PU-L.ALI.12
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
8 items
inclusive date
1989-1993
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abstract/scope/contents
In 1989, the American Law Institute began producing videotaped oral history interviews with individuals who were active in the Institute's affairs. The project is ongoing. The Oral Histories Record Group, 1989-1993, includes video oral history recordings with Herbert Wechsler (1989 April 13), Homer Kripke (1989 September 9), and A. James Casner (1990 May 16). Each oral history has a corresponding transcript. Also included is a typewritten transcript of an oral history with Paul Wolkin (1993 July 8 and 26).
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1980s 1990s
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English
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American Law Institute American Law Institute Casner, A. James, (Andrew James) 1907-1990 Kripke, Homer, 1912-1995 Wechsler, Herbert, 1909-2000 Wolkin, Paul A.
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Oral histories (document genres)
Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1994-2000
Creator:
Green, Michael D., 1950-
Extent: 1 linear foot
A leading expert in tort Law, Michael D. Green currently serves as a Co-Reporter for the American Law Institute's Restatement (Third) of Torts: Liability for Physical Harm. Green has also authored books on torts and products liability. Green currently teaches at Wake Forest University School of Law. The Michael D. Green Papers includes correspondence, drafts, and other material, 1994-2000, related to Green's work as Reporter for the Restatement of Torts Third, Products Liability, which deals with the liability of commercial product sellers and distributors for harm caused by their products.
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Michael D. Green Papers (Restatement of Torts, Third: Products Liability)
creator
Green, Michael D., 1950-
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PU-L.ALI.10.004
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
1 linear foot
inclusive date
1994-2000
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A leading expert in tort Law, Michael D. Green currently serves as a Co-Reporter for the American Law Institute's Restatement (Third) of Torts: Liability for Physical Harm. Green has also authored books on torts and products liability. Green currently teaches at Wake Forest University School of Law. The Michael D. Green Papers includes correspondence, drafts, and other material, 1994-2000, related to Green's work as Reporter for the Restatement of Torts Third, Products Liability, which deals with the liability of commercial product sellers and distributors for harm caused by their products.
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1990s 2000s
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English
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Green, Michael D., 1950- American Law Institute
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Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1973-1990
Creator:
Henkin, Louis
Extent: 3 linear feet
Louis Henkin (1917-2010) was the Harlan Fiske Stone Professor of Constitutional Law, a position he held until he was designated University Professor in 1981. Henkin served as Chief Reporter for the Restatement of the American Law Institute's Restatement of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States (Third), a revision of the earlier Restatement and dealing with international law as it applies to the United States. The collection, 1973-1990, includes correspondence and related material compiled by Henkin during his appointment as Chief Reporter for the Restatement of the Law, Third: Foreign Relations Law of the United States.
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Louis Henkin Papers (Restatement of Torts, Third: Foreign Relations Law of the United States)
creator
Henkin, Louis
id
PU-L.ALI.10.003
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
3 linear feet
inclusive date
1973-1990
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Louis Henkin (1917-2010) was the Harlan Fiske Stone Professor of Constitutional Law, a position he held until he was designated University Professor in 1981. Henkin served as Chief Reporter for the Restatement of the American Law Institute's Restatement of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States (Third), a revision of the earlier Restatement and dealing with international law as it applies to the United States. The collection, 1973-1990, includes correspondence and related material compiled by Henkin during his appointment as Chief Reporter for the Restatement of the Law, Third: Foreign Relations Law of the United States.
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1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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Henkin, Louis
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Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1922-2004
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 15 cubic 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 collection, 1922-2004, includes minutes, correspondence, reports, and related records regarding the activity of the American Law Institute's Executive Committee, Finance and Development Committee, Investment Committee, and Membership Committee.
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Committees
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.03
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
15 cubic feet
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1922-2004
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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 collection, 1922-2004, includes minutes, correspondence, reports, and related records regarding the activity of the American Law Institute's Executive Committee, Finance and Development Committee, Investment Committee, and Membership Committee.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1988-1993
Creator:
Kane, Mary Kay
Extent: 1 linear foot
Mary Kay Kane graduated from University of Michigan Law School in 1971. She served as a Professor at the State University of New York - Buffalo Law School from 1974 to 1977 and as a professor, Academic Dean, Dean, and Chancellor at the University of California, Hastings Law School from 1977 to 2006. Kane's area of interest was civil procedure from which she published many books and articles. She served as the Assistant Reporter for the American Law Institute Complex Litigation Project.The Mary Kay Kane Papers (Complex Litigation Project), 1988-1993, include correspondence and meeting transcripts related to Kane's work as Assistant Reporter on the American Law Institute (ALI) Complex Litigation Project, published in 1994 as Complex Litigation: Statutory Recommendations and Analysis. The majority of the series is correspondence regarding drafts, advising, and the Choice of Law clause. The meeting transcripts include transcripts of the ALI annual meetings and consultative meetings from 1989 to 1990.
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Mary Kay Kane Papers (Complex Litigation Project)
creator
Kane, Mary Kay
id
PU-L.ALI.10.002
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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1 linear foot
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1988-1993
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Mary Kay Kane graduated from University of Michigan Law School in 1971. She served as a Professor at the State University of New York - Buffalo Law School from 1974 to 1977 and as a professor, Academic Dean, Dean, and Chancellor at the University of California, Hastings Law School from 1977 to 2006. Kane's area of interest was civil procedure from which she published many books and articles. She served as the Assistant Reporter for the American Law Institute Complex Litigation Project.The Mary Kay Kane Papers (Complex Litigation Project), 1988-1993, include correspondence and meeting transcripts related to Kane's work as Assistant Reporter on the American Law Institute (ALI) Complex Litigation Project, published in 1994 as Complex Litigation: Statutory Recommendations and Analysis. The majority of the series is correspondence regarding drafts, advising, and the Choice of Law clause. The meeting transcripts include transcripts of the ALI annual meetings and consultative meetings from 1989 to 1990.
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1980s 1990s
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English
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Kane, Mary Kay American Law Institute
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Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1923-1999
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 55.25 linear feet
The Executive Office of the American Law Institute (ALI) performs the organization's major administrative functions, including fundraising, negotiating publication of ALI materials, and coordinating ALI projects. With most of the Reporters located at institutions all over the world, the office also serves as the central depository for the collection of records related to ALI projects. The collection, 1923-1999, primarily includes letters written by and received from staff in the ALI's Executive Office, including the Director and Deputy Director. For more detailed information about the scope and content of this collection, please consult the individual series.
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Executive Office
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.02
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University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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55.25 linear feet
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1923-1999
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The Executive Office of the American Law Institute (ALI) performs the organization's major administrative functions, including fundraising, negotiating publication of ALI materials, and coordinating ALI projects. With most of the Reporters located at institutions all over the world, the office also serves as the central depository for the collection of records related to ALI projects. The collection, 1923-1999, primarily includes letters written by and received from staff in the ALI's Executive Office, including the Director and Deputy Director. For more detailed information about the scope and content of this collection, please consult the individual series.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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American Law Institute Goodrich, Herbert F. (Herbert Funk), 1889-1962 Hazard, Geoffrey C. Lewis, William Draper, 1867-1949 Wechsler, Herbert, 1909-2000
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Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1981-1990
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 5 linear feet
In 1977, the American Law Institute (ALI) commissioned a review of the principles, customs, and laws that related to operating a corporation, known the Principles of Corporate Governance project. Work on the project culminated in 1992, when the ALI formally adopted the Principles of Corporate Governance. A set of reporter's notes, which reflected the analysis and scholarship of the reporters on the project, was published in 1994. The collection, 1981-1990, includes meeting records, drafts, letters, comments, and other records related to the drafting of the Principles of Corporate Governance, a project that aimed to summarize the conditions under which corporations lawfully conduct operations.
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Principles of Corporate Governance Records
creator
American Law Institute
id
PU-L.ALI.04.023
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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5 linear feet
inclusive date
1981-1990
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In 1977, the American Law Institute (ALI) commissioned a review of the principles, customs, and laws that related to operating a corporation, known the Principles of Corporate Governance project. Work on the project culminated in 1992, when the ALI formally adopted the Principles of Corporate Governance. A set of reporter's notes, which reflected the analysis and scholarship of the reporters on the project, was published in 1994. The collection, 1981-1990, includes meeting records, drafts, letters, comments, and other records related to the drafting of the Principles of Corporate Governance, a project that aimed to summarize the conditions under which corporations lawfully conduct operations.
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1980s 1990s
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English
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American Law Institute
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Drafts (documents)
Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1935-2003
Creator:
American Law Institute
National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
Extent: 53.5 linear feet
The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) was the result of a joint project between the American Law Institute (ALI) and the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law (NCCUSL). Work on the UCC began in 1945 in response to a perceived need by members of both ALI and NCCUSL to consolidate a number of uniform laws, previously enacted by NCCUSL, related to commercial transactions. NCCUSL was established in 1891 for the purpose of codifying state law by creating uniform laws and model acts. ALI was founded in 1923 in response to a perceived uncertainty and complexity in American Law. The Institute had previously developed a codification of particular areas of the law, known as the Restatement of the Law. Thus, cooperation between ALI and NCCUSL on the UCC presented a likely partnership. The first version of the UCC was approved in 1951. Over the next few years, the states responded to, analyzed, and amended the UCC. In 1961, the Permanent Editorial Board was established to review and help revise the UCC on a continual basis in accordance with the evolving culture of commercial transactions. As a result, the revision of the Uniform Commercial is an ongoing cooperative project between ALI and NCCUSL. The collection, 1935-2003, include historical records, drafts, comments, correspondence, and other materials related to the creation of the Uniform Commercial Code, which consolidated and codified previous uniform laws related to commercial transaction.
title
Uniform Commercial Code Records
creator
American Law Institute National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
id
PU-L.ALI.04.004
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
53.5 linear feet
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1935-2003
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The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) was the result of a joint project between the American Law Institute (ALI) and the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law (NCCUSL). Work on the UCC began in 1945 in response to a perceived need by members of both ALI and NCCUSL to consolidate a number of uniform laws, previously enacted by NCCUSL, related to commercial transactions. NCCUSL was established in 1891 for the purpose of codifying state law by creating uniform laws and model acts. ALI was founded in 1923 in response to a perceived uncertainty and complexity in American Law. The Institute had previously developed a codification of particular areas of the law, known as the Restatement of the Law. Thus, cooperation between ALI and NCCUSL on the UCC presented a likely partnership. The first version of the UCC was approved in 1951. Over the next few years, the states responded to, analyzed, and amended the UCC. In 1961, the Permanent Editorial Board was established to review and help revise the UCC on a continual basis in accordance with the evolving culture of commercial transactions. As a result, the revision of the Uniform Commercial is an ongoing cooperative project between ALI and NCCUSL. The collection, 1935-2003, include historical records, drafts, comments, correspondence, and other materials related to the creation of the Uniform Commercial Code, which consolidated and codified previous uniform laws related to commercial transaction.
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1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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American Law Institute National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws Lewis, William Draper, 1867-1949 Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code Schnader, William A. (William Abraham), 1886-1968
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Date added: 2011-04-28
1946-1981
(Bulk: 1949-1969)
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 17 linear feet
The Federal Income, State, and Gift Tax Project consisted of a series of non-binding recommendations to students, teachers, litigators, and legislators as they dealt with the evolving tax code. The collection, 1946-1981 (bulk: 1949-1969), includes correspondence, meeting minutes, drafts, memoranda, commentary, outside publications, and related records concerning various tax-related projects conducted by the ALI from the mid-1940s to 1969.
title
Federal Income, Estate, and Gift Tax Project Records
creator
American Law Institute
id
PU-L.ALI.04.011
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
17 linear feet
inclusive date
1946-1981
bulk date
1949-1969
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The Federal Income, State, and Gift Tax Project consisted of a series of non-binding recommendations to students, teachers, litigators, and legislators as they dealt with the evolving tax code. The collection, 1946-1981 (bulk: 1949-1969), includes correspondence, meeting minutes, drafts, memoranda, commentary, outside publications, and related records concerning various tax-related projects conducted by the ALI from the mid-1940s to 1969.
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1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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1940s 1950s 1960s
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English
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American Law Institute
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Date added: 2011-04-28
1924-2003
Creator:
American Law Institute, Creator
Extent: 21 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 collection, 1924-2003, includes minutes, correspondence, reports, and related records regarding the activity of the American Law Institute Council.
title
Council Records
creator
American Law Institute, Creator
id
PU-L.ALI.01
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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21 linear feet
inclusive date
1924-2003
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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 collection, 1924-2003, includes minutes, correspondence, reports, and related records regarding the activity of the American Law Institute Council.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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American Law Institute
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Date added: 2011-04-28
1950-1983
Creator:
American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education
Extent: 11.75 linear feet
"The Practical Lawyer" was first printed in 1955 by ALI-ABA, the American Law Institute and American Bar Association joint establishment that provides continuing legal education to law professionals. The periodical focuses on educating professionals about issues related to commercial and corporate law, litigation, tax and estate planning, and real estate. The collection, 1950-1983, includes records relating to the creation, management, and operations of the magazine. The majority of the files are correspondence, printed and rejected articles, and subject files relating to different aspects of "The Practical Lawyer."
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"The Practical Lawyer" Editorial Office Files
creator
American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education
id
PU-L.ALI.05.001
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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11.75 linear feet
inclusive date
1950-1983
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"The Practical Lawyer" was first printed in 1955 by ALI-ABA, the American Law Institute and American Bar Association joint establishment that provides continuing legal education to law professionals. The periodical focuses on educating professionals about issues related to commercial and corporate law, litigation, tax and estate planning, and real estate. The collection, 1950-1983, includes records relating to the creation, management, and operations of the magazine. The majority of the files are correspondence, printed and rejected articles, and subject files relating to different aspects of "The Practical Lawyer."
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1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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English
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American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education American Law Institute
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Serials (publications)
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Date added: 2011-04-28
1985-2000
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 2.3 linear feet
The "Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution: Analysis and Recommendations" was the Institute's first comprehensive work in the field of family law. The project as a whole comprises six principal parts: Child Custody; Child Support; Division of Property at Dissolution; Compensatory Payments (formerly known as alimony); Domestic Partners; and Agreements. The collection includes correspondence, meeting materials, drafts, grant material, project proposal material, and other records related to the Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution project, published in 2002. This collection spans the years 1985 to 2000.
title
Records of the Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution: Analysis and Recommendations
creator
American Law Institute
id
PU-L.ALI.04.027
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
2.3 linear feet
inclusive date
1985-2000
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The "Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution: Analysis and Recommendations" was the Institute's first comprehensive work in the field of family law. The project as a whole comprises six principal parts: Child Custody; Child Support; Division of Property at Dissolution; Compensatory Payments (formerly known as alimony); Domestic Partners; and Agreements. The collection includes correspondence, meeting materials, drafts, grant material, project proposal material, and other records related to the Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution project, published in 2002. This collection spans the years 1985 to 2000.
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1980s 1990s 2000s
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language_facet
English
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American Law Institute
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Date added: 2011-04-28
1935-1959
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 4 linear feet
In 1938, the American Law Institute (ALI) formed the Criminal Justice--Youth Committee to review the findings of a New York City study of criminal behavior among young people called "Youth in the Toils." The culmination of the committee's work was the Model Youth Correction Authority Act, a model act that favored the integration of a number of youth treatment processes already employed by various states. The committee also proposed the creation of a Youth Authority, a state-wide panel that would handle sentencing guidelines, with an emphasis on treatment and not punishment, for all underage criminal offenders. Following the Model Youth Corrections Authority Act's promulgation in 1940, the ALI appointed a special adviser, John R. Ellingston, to help states adopt Youth Authority legislation. This outreach effort was known as the Youth Authority Program. The Youth Authority Program lasted until 1951. The collection, 1935-1959, includes background information, correspondence, meeting minutes, drafts, comments, memoranda, reports, publications, and related material regarding the drafting of the Model Youth Correction Authority Act, adopted by the ALI in 1940, and the Youth Authority Program, an initiative that encouraged state adoption of the Youth Authority legislation.
title
Criminal Justice--Youth Committee Records
creator
American Law Institute
id
PU-L.ALI.04.024
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
4 linear feet
inclusive date
1935-1959
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In 1938, the American Law Institute (ALI) formed the Criminal Justice--Youth Committee to review the findings of a New York City study of criminal behavior among young people called "Youth in the Toils." The culmination of the committee's work was the Model Youth Correction Authority Act, a model act that favored the integration of a number of youth treatment processes already employed by various states. The committee also proposed the creation of a Youth Authority, a state-wide panel that would handle sentencing guidelines, with an emphasis on treatment and not punishment, for all underage criminal offenders. Following the Model Youth Corrections Authority Act's promulgation in 1940, the ALI appointed a special adviser, John R. Ellingston, to help states adopt Youth Authority legislation. This outreach effort was known as the Youth Authority Program. The Youth Authority Program lasted until 1951. The collection, 1935-1959, includes background information, correspondence, meeting minutes, drafts, comments, memoranda, reports, publications, and related material regarding the drafting of the Model Youth Correction Authority Act, adopted by the ALI in 1940, and the Youth Authority Program, an initiative that encouraged state adoption of the Youth Authority legislation.
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1930s 1940s 1950s
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English
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American Law Institute
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Date added: 2011-04-28
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
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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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language_facet
English
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American Law Institute
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Date added: 2011-04-28
1982-1999
Extent: 47 linear feet
Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr. graduated from Swarthmore College in 1953 and received his LL.B. from Columbia University in 1954. Widely considered an authority on legal ethics, Hazard was Director of the American Law Institute from 1984 to 1999. During his tenure, the ALI worked on many important restatement and codification projects, including a Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers and revisions to the Uniform Commercial Code. The collections, 1982-1999, chiefly covers Hazard's activities as Director of the American Law Institute from 1984 to 1999.
title
Geoffrey C. Hazard Director's Files
creator
id
PU-L.ALI.02.004
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
47 linear feet
inclusive date
1982-1999
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Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr. graduated from Swarthmore College in 1953 and received his LL.B. from Columbia University in 1954. Widely considered an authority on legal ethics, Hazard was Director of the American Law Institute from 1984 to 1999. During his tenure, the ALI worked on many important restatement and codification projects, including a Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers and revisions to the Uniform Commercial Code. The collections, 1982-1999, chiefly covers Hazard's activities as Director of the American Law Institute from 1984 to 1999.
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1980s 1990s
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English
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American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education Hazard, Geoffrey C. Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code
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Date added: 2011-04-28
1923-2005
Creator:
American Law Institute, Creator
Extent: 18 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." To that end, the ALI has held annual meetings since its inception to adopt its restatements and other codification projects, discuss drafts, analyze pending legislation and aspects of the law, set policy, and initialize new projects. The collection, 1923-1995, includes correspondence, addresses and remarks, reports on codification projects and other ALI-related activity, annual meeting programs, yearbooks, proceedings, and related records regarding activity at the ALI's annual meetings.
title
Annual Meeting Records
creator
American Law Institute, Creator
id
PU-L.ALI.09
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
18 linear feet
inclusive date
1923-2005
bulk date
abstract/scope/contents
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." To that end, the ALI has held annual meetings since its inception to adopt its restatements and other codification projects, discuss drafts, analyze pending legislation and aspects of the law, set policy, and initialize new projects. The collection, 1923-1995, includes correspondence, addresses and remarks, reports on codification projects and other ALI-related activity, annual meeting programs, yearbooks, proceedings, and related records regarding activity at the ALI's annual meetings.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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American Law Institute
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Date added: 2011-04-28
1978-1979
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 5 items
In 1977, The American Law Institute joined with joined with the American Bar Association to study ways to improve professional competence among lawyers. The study resulted in the publication of A Model Peer Review System in 1980. The collection, 1978-1979, includes drafts related to a study undertaken by the American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education that examined ways to improve professional competence among lawyers.
title
Model Peer Review System Drafts
creator
American Law Institute
id
PU-L.ALI.04.017
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
5 items
inclusive date
1978-1979
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In 1977, The American Law Institute joined with joined with the American Bar Association to study ways to improve professional competence among lawyers. The study resulted in the publication of A Model Peer Review System in 1980. The collection, 1978-1979, includes drafts related to a study undertaken by the American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education that examined ways to improve professional competence among lawyers.
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1970s
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English
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American Law Institute American Bar Association
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