The ALI elected 61 new members consisting of judges, lawyers and law professors who are recognized as outstanding professionals in their field. These newly-elected members are from 26 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands, while the two international members are from Australia and Singapore.
Membership in ALI is limited to 3,000 elected members. Prof. Lambert’s membership journey began with a confidential nomination to the ALI by a member and was supported by two additional members. To be accepted, the nominated member must demonstrate excellence in the law, be of high character, contribute to the work of ALI and be committed to the ALI mission of clarifying and improving the law.
The ALI describes itself as “the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. The Institute 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.”
With Prof. Lambert’s election, the School of Law has 11 full-time faculty members who are members of ALI.