Book Talk and Discussion: The American Law Institute: A Centennial History
A conversation with co-editors Andrew S. Gold, Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School and Robert W. Gordon, Professor of Law, Emeritus, Stanford Law School, featuring contributing author, Richard R. W. Brooks, Emilie M. Bullowa Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
About the Book and Discussion
The American Law Institute: A Centennial History (Oxford University Press, 2023) by co-editors Andrew S. Gold, Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School and Robert W. Gordon, Professor of Law, Emeritus, Stanford Law School, collects together a series of original essays in honor of the American Law Institute’s (ALI’s) Centennial. The essays are authored by leading experts in their fields, often including current and former Restatement Reporters. The essays also provide a wide range of perspectives on both methodology and the law.
The volume coverage focuses on specific ALI undertakings, including some of the more important Restatements and Codes; several leading Principles projects; statutory projects such as the Model Penal Code and the Uniform Commercial Code; themes that cut across substantive fields of law (such as Restatements and codification or Restatements and the common law); and the ALI’s institutional history over the past century. The resulting book is a unique and compelling contribution to its fields of study.
Moderated by Miriam H. Baer, Vice Dean and Centennial Professor of Law; Associate Director, Center for the Study of Business Law and Regulation, Brooklyn Law School.
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Business Law and Regulation and the American Law Institute (ALI).
About the Editors
Andrew S. Gold is Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, Associate Director of its Center for the Study of Business Law and Regulation, and Director of its Program on Private Law. His primary research interests address private law theory, fiduciary law, and the law of corporations. His recent book, The Right of Redress (Oxford University Press, 2020), offers a new theory of private law.
Together with Robert W. Gordon, he is the editor of The American Law Institute: A Centennial History (Oxford University Press, 2023). His work has appeared in the Michigan Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, University of Toronto Law Journal, Law and Philosophy, and American Journal of Jurisprudence, among others. He is co-editor of multiple books on fiduciary theory, and he is also a co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of The New Private Law (Oxford University Press, 2020) (with John Goldberg, Dan Kelly, Emily Sherwin, and Henry Smith).
Professor Gold previously was the Bruce W. Nichols Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School; an HLA Hart Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford; and a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at McGill University. He is a co-founder of the North American Workshop on Private Law Theory and is a member of the American Law Institute.
Robert W. Gordon is Professor of Law, Emeritus, at Stanford University and formerly Chancellor Kent Professor of Law and Legal History at Yale University. A graduate of Harvard's College and Law School, he began his teaching career at SUNY/Buffalo. He has also taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and been a visiting professor at Harvard, Oxford and the University of Toronto.
He is a past president of the American Society for Legal History and member of several national and state bar association task forces on professional reform; a Life Member of the American Law Institute, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the author of over 100 articles, essays, and reviews and of The Legacy of Oliver Wendell Holmes (1992), Taming the Dragon: Law in History and History in Law (2017), and co-editor (with Andrew S. Gold) of The American Law Institute: A Centennial History (2023). Most of his writing is about the history and current predicament of the legal profession and legal education, contract law, and the history of legal historiography and legal thought.
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