The American 

Law Institute 88th Annual Meeting, May 16-18, 

2011. San Francisco

Events & Speakers

Pre-Meeting Events

Members Consultative Group Meeting: Principles of Government Ethics
Sunday, May 15, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
This meeting is open to all ALI members; registration is required. The project, which is just beginning, seeks to enunciate a set of principles or best practices that will both reflect the emerging law of government ethics and provide guidelines to shape its future development.

ALI-ABA CLE program on Developments in Legal Ethics: The Lawyer's Duty to Protect: Confidentiality, Privilege, and Work Product
Sunday, May 15, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Tuition is $150 for ALI members and $180 for nonmembers. Visit ALI-ABA's website for program details.

Special Events

Opening Session
Monday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m.
Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, President of The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, will address the membership at the opening session. ABA President Stephen N. Zack also will make remarks.

Preview of Principles of Election Law Project
Monday, May 16 at 11:00 a.m.
Reporter Edward B. Foley and panelists Benjamin Ginsberg and Kevin J. Hamilton will present a preview of this new ALI project.

Presentation of Awards
Monday, May 16 at 2:00 p.m.
The John Minor Wisdom Award, recognizing an ALI member’s outstanding contributions to the work of the Institute, will be presented to Guy Miller Struve, a partner with Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York. ALI’s Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Michael Traynor, Chair of the Council and President Emeritus.

Members Reception
Monday, May 16, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Members and guests are invited to attend a reception at the Asian Art Museum. The cost for this event is $90 per person.

Special Session on New Project Development
Tuesday, May 17 at 8:00 a.m.
Director Lance Liebman and Program Committee Chair Paul L. Friedman will reprise last year’s popular session, updating interested members and guests on ALI’s procedure for considering, selecting, and developing new projects. They are especially interested in soliciting members' suggestions and hearing their views on potential projects or new project formats.

Guest Tour to Wine Country
Tuesday, May 17, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This outing will include tours and tastings at various wineries. Tickets are $160 and include roundtrip transportation, tour, and lunch.

Guide to Restatement of the Law Third, Restitution and Unjust Enrichment
Tuesday, May 17 at 11:15 a.m.
This Restatement received final approval a year ago and is expected to be published within a few weeks of this year’s Annual Meeting. Reporter Andrew Kull and Adviser Douglas Laycock will briefly recapitulate ALI’s 15 years’ work on this project and then describe its potential significance to practicing lawyers.

Luncheon Honoring 2011 Life (25-year) Members and 50-year Members
Tuesday, May 17 at 12:30 p.m.
The speaker is the Honorable Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California. Tickets are $50 per person.

Annual Reception and Dinner
Tuesday, May 17, Reception at 7:00 p.m., Dinner at 7:45 p.m.
This year's dinner speaker is Mark G. Yudof, President of the University of California, who will speak on the topicWhose University? The decline of the commonwealth, and its meaning for higher education.” The total cost for the evening is $125 per person. Black tie is optional. Seating-arrangement requests can be made when purchasing tickets.

Wednesday, May 18 at 12:30 p.m.
This event will feature an address by Kathleen M. Sullivan, partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and professor and former dean of Stanford Law School. She will speak about the topic “Is ‘Constitutional Law’ Law?” The cost is $50 per person.

Presentation of ALI Young Scholars Medals
Wednesday, May 18 at 2:00 p.m.
The first medals will be conferred to Oren Bar-Gill of New York University School of Law and Jeanne C. Fromer of Fordham University School of Law. Professor Bar-Gill will make a presentation on “Consumer Psychology and Consumer Protection – Credit Cards, Mortgages and Beyond.”