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Monday, November 10, 2008


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American Law Institute Elects Four USC Law School Faculty Members to Membership


By a MetNews Staff Writer


The University of Southern California announced Friday that four members of its law school faculty have been elected to the American Law Institute.

Dean Robert K. Rasmussen and Professors Alexander Capron, Elizabeth Garrett, and Daniel Klerman join seven other USC Law faculty who are also ALI members, the school said in a release.

Members are selected based upon their professional achievements and a demonstrated interest in the improvement of the law. ALI’s membership consists of judges, practicing lawyers, and legal scholars from all areas of the United States as well as a growing number of foreign countries.

Capron is the Bice Chair in Healthcare Law, Policy and Ethics and professor of law and medicine; Garrett is the university vice president for academic planning and budget and the Sydney M. Irmas Professor of Public Interest Law, Legal Ethics, Political Science, and Policy, Planning and Development and Klerman is the Hilliard Professor of Law and History. 

They join USC Law Professors Scott Bice, Rebecca Brown, Gregory Keating, Edward McCaffery, Elyn Saks, Matthew Spitzer and Christopher Stone as members of ALI.

The ALI was founded in 1923 and is based in Philadelphia. It drafts and publishes various restatements of the law, model codes, and other proposals for legal reform and “promote[s] 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 organization said.


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