Fordham Law


Sean Griffith and Richard Squire Elected to American Law Institute

January 23, 2013

Fordham Law Professors Sean Griffith and Richard Squire have been elected members of the American Law Institute, the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law.

As two of the 29 new members, Griffith and Squire have the opportunity to influence the development of the law in both existing and emerging areas, to work with other eminent lawyers, judges, and academics to give back to a profession to which they are deeply dedicated, and to contribute to the public good. 

“It is a great honor to be selected along with Sean to join the American Law Institute,” said Squire. “The work of the ALI is important for the continued evolution of legal education and practice, and we look forward to making meaningful contributions.”

“I am very excited at the prospect of working with Richard and the other new members to improve the legal profession,” added Griffith. “Both Richard and I are grateful for this opportunity, and we will work thoughtfully to assist with the ALI’s key projects.”

The ALI—comprising more than 4,300 lawyers, judges, and law professors of the highest qualifications—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. The ALI has long been influential internationally and, in recent years, more of its work has become international in scope.

For more information, visit the ALI webpage.