Lewis & Clark Law Profs Feature Prominently at ALI

This year marked some significant announcements from the American Law Institute (ALI) about Lewis & Clark law professors.

This year marked some significant announcements from the American Law Institute (ALI) about Lewis & Clark law professors, including an election to the ALI Council, the approval of drafts of Restatement of the Law, Copyright, and the election of new members.

Robert Klonoff, Jordan D. Schnitzer Professor of Law at Lewis & Clark Law School, was elected to the ALI Council, the governing body comprised of lawyers, judges, and academics who reflect a broad range of specialties and experiences. His election is a testament to his contributions to the field of law and his commitment to advancing legal scholarship in his areas of expertise including civil procedure, complex litigation, and legal ethics.

Henry J. Casey Professor of Law Lydia Pallas Loren, who has been serving as one of five Reporters on the Restatement of the Law, Copyright since 2015, saw her work for Tentative Draft #4 approved this year. “The Restatement is a synthesis of the law as articulated in the Copyright Act and interpreted and applied by courts,” explains Loren. The approved drafts reflect recent developments in caselaw and precedent as it pertains to copyright law.

Samir Parikh, Robert E. Jones Professor of Advocacy and Ethics and Professor Juliet Stumpf, Edmund O. Belsheim Professor of Law are the newest members of the American Law Institute (ALI). They are nationally recognized experts in their fields: Parikh’s scholarship focuses on the issues of mass tort restructurings and business reorganizations while Stumpf is an immigration scholar best known for her work on crimmigration law, the intersection of immigration and criminal law. They join seven L&C law faculty members: John Bogdanski, William Funk, Jennifer J. Johnson, Robert H. Klonoff, Lydia Pallas Loren, James M. Oleske, Jr., and John T. Parry.

ALI’s membership consists of eminent judges, lawyers, and law professors from all areas of the United States and from many foreign countries, selected on the basis of professional achievement and demonstrated interest in improving the law.