About The American Law Institute

The American Law Institute (ALI) is a private, independent, nonprofit organization that publishes Restatements of the Law, Principles of the Law, and Model and Uniform Codes to further its mission to clarify, modernize, or otherwise improve the law to promote the better administration of justice.

ALI’s founders identified two chief defects in American law: its uncertainty and its complexity. They noted that these defects cause useless litigation, often make it difficult to advise persons of their rights, and create delay and expense after litigation begins. Since its founding in 1923, ALI has sought to provide a resource to the legal profession, legislatures, and courts to alleviate these concerns.

To learn more about the Institute’s work, visit our official website http://www.ali.org.

About the ALI Media Archive

The views and opinions expressed in the videos and audio recordings found on this website are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of The American Law Institute or the speakers’ organizations. The content presented here is for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. Please be advised that some videos explore complex and often sensitive legal topics and may contain mature content.

This website contains footage from ALI’s Annual Meeting events, including speeches from U.S. Supreme Court justices and U.S. government officials.

Our project videos feature ALI Reporters and project participants highlighting key topics related to or providing a general overview of an ALI project. The information discussed in these videos relates to ALI project drafts and topics that may have been updated or changed since the release of the video. For the most up-to-date information on ALI projects, please visit our official website http://www.ali.org.

In 2019, ALI launched its podcast Reasonably Speaking, featuring interviews with legal experts on some of the most important legal topics of our time. Videos from our podcast episodes are available in the Special Features section of this website.

To learn more about the Institute in general, check out the Inside the ALI section, which includes videos featured on our ALI Timeline, tributes featuring members of ALI leadership, and videos that delve into the work of the Institute generally.