Professor Anne Tucker recently joined an exclusive group of lawyers when she was elected to the American Law Institute (ALI).

With her election, Tucker will have the opportunity to work with other top attorneys, judges, and law professors to clarify and modernize the law.

“My scholarship is about the way individuals use the law,” Tucker said. “ALI’s restatements, model codes, and legal principles are practical and important projects. They shape the laws that affect many people. “

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, the Yale Law Journal: Forum, the Journal of Corporate Law, and the Columbia Business Law Review.

However, she said the opportunity to participate in the publication of legislative amendments, legal principles and model codes that are vital to ALI’s mission remains a special honor.

“When I first heard I was nominated, I was surprised and a little skeptical that I was qualified,” she said. “It is definitely nice to be recognized that way and I see it as a great honor.”

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed back Tucker’s first spring meetings. However, her corporate law group is up and running, and Tucker said she was thrilled to be involved in creating a new restatement around corporate law.

“We work on corporate governance principles,” she said. “A preliminary draft was distributed in January 2020 and the working members will now discuss and revise the draft. Of course things got pushed around in the spring, but we’re getting back on track. “

Tucker joins a distinguished group of current and past College of Law faculties elected to the ALI, including Mark Budnitz, Anne Emanuel, Marjorie Girth, 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