Glenn Koppel

Breakfast Meeting

Breakfast Meeting

At a breakfast this morning, ALI Director Richard Revesz reported on the projects currently underway.  Particularly noteworthy among his remarks were two developments. First, the role of “restatement” and “principles” projects were recently clarified.  “Restatements” are directed to the courts and “principles” projects are directed to other government agencies and departments as well as nongovernment […]

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ALI Annual Dinner

ALI Annual Dinner

Just returned from the ALI’s Annual Dinner. Once again, I am reminded what a valuable and unique experience attending this event is, providing members the opportunity to chat with old friends and acquaintances and randomly meet new ones from all walks of the legal profession. The engaging dinner conversation was followed by a very personal […]

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Model Penal Code: Sexual Assault and Related Offenses – Discussion Session

Model Penal Code: Sexual Assault and Related Offenses – Discussion Session

          One thread – one challenging question – that appears to run through the discussion on the Model Penal Code: Sexual Assault and Related Offenses is the appropriate role of the criminal law in effecting social change in an environment of evolving mores.

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Remarks from the ABA President

Remarks from the ABA President

On Monday afternoon, ABA President William Hubbard, who is also a member of the ALI Council, reported on the ABA’s leadership in promoting ways to address the crises in the administration of criminal and civil justice. Among these are: Domestic Violence: The ABA is continuing to train lawyers in representing victims of domestic violence. Immigration: The […]

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A Balance in Membership

A Balance in Membership

Of particular significance in the report from Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, the Chair of ALI’s Membership Committee, were the results of the first application of the new membership recruitment process. Under this process, regional advisory groups, which are now up and running, identify candidates who can best contribute to the work of the ALI by achieving a […]

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Open Forum with the Rule 23 Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee on the Civil Rules

Open Forum with the Rule 23 Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee on the Civil Rules

On Sunday May 17, in the “pre-meeting events” before the ALI Annual Meeting begins on Monday, the Rule 23 Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee on the Civil Rules held an Open Forum on amendments to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23 that are in the very preliminary stages of exploration by the Subcommittee. In his […]

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