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Lu-in Wang Elected to ALI Membership

Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Lu-in Wang was recently elected to membership in the American Law Institute.  Professor Wang joins Professors Ronald Brand, Douglas Branson, Pat Chew, Vivian Curran, Arthur Hellman, William Luneburg, Rhonda Wasserman and Dean Mary Crossley as ALI members. According to the ALI:
The American Law Institute was founded in 1923 and is based in Philadelphia. The Institute, through a careful and deliberative process, drafts and then publishes various restatements of the law, model codes, and other proposals for legal reform "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." Its membership consists of judges, practicing lawyers, and legal scholars from all areas of the United States as well as some foreign countries, selected on the basis of professional achievement and demonstrated interest in the improvement of the law. The Institute’s incorporators included Chief Justice and former President William Howard Taft, future Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, and former Secretary of State Elihu Root. Judges Benjamin N. Cardozo and Learned Hand were among its early leaders.
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