American Law Institute [ALI] Law and Legal Definition

The American Law Institute (ALI) is an organization promoting consistency and simplification of American law. It was established in 1923, and is headquartered in Pennsylvania. The ALI promotes American law by publishing restatements of the law and treatises. It also promotes legal education. The ALI is governed by its council, a volunteer board of directors that oversees the management of ALI’s business and projects. The ALI is composed of a large number of prominent jurists, lawyers, instructors in law, and text-writers. They seek to improve the law and have it standardized in most of the states. [Windt v. Lindy, 169 Tenn. 210, 213 (Tenn. 1935)].