Professor Anne Tucker joined an exclusive group of legal professionals recently when she was elected to the American Law Institute (ALI).
With her election, Tucker will have the chance to work alongside other top attorneys, judges and law professors in a mission to clarify and modernize the law.
“My scholarship deals with how individuals interact with the law,” Tucker said. “ALI’s Restatements, Model Codes and Principles of Law are practically-oriented and important projects. They shape the laws that affect many individuals.”
Tucker, who specializes in corporate law, contracts, institutional investors and legal analytics, teaches in the Legal Analytics and Innovation Initiative. She has published more than 20 book chapters and articles in journals such as the Harvard Business Law Review, Yale Law Journal: Forum, Journal of Corporate Law and the Columbia Business Law Review.
However, she said the chance to help publish Restatements of the Law, principles of the law and model codes– critical to ALI’s mission– remains a special honor.
“The first time I heard I was nominated, I was surprised and a little bit skeptical that I was qualified,” she said. “It’s certainly nice to be recognized like that, and I see it as a big honor.”
The COVID-19 pandemic pushed back what would have been Tucker’s initial spring meetings. However, her corporate law-focused group has begun working again, and Tucker said she is excited to be involved in creating a new Restatement surrounding corporate law.
“We’re working with corporate governance principles,” she said. “A preliminary draft was circulated in January 2020 and working members will now debate and revise the draft. Obviously, things got pushed around in the spring, but we’re getting back on track.”
Tucker joins a distinguished group of current and former College of Law faculty who have been elected to the ALI, including: Mark Budnitz, Anne Emanuel, Marjorie Girth, Marjorie Fine Knowles, Paul Lombardo, Timothy Lytton, Mary Radford, Charity Scott, and interim dean Leslie Wolf. Tucker’s work with the ALI can be found here.
Written by Alex Resnak