Restatement Law and Legal Definition

Restatements are a detailed explanation of the common law in the United States on a variety of subjects by the American Law Institute, written and updated by well-known legal scholars. The restatement is authoritative, but does not carry the force of statutes or of decided precedents. It is considered a very persuasive secondary source of authority. Topics covered include agency, conflict of laws, contracts, property, torts and trusts, among others.