In Conversation: Kenneth C. Frazier

During an Annual Meeting break on May 17, ALI President David F. Levi had a Q&A with Chairman and CEO of Merck & Co. Kenneth C. Frazier.

Overview of Tentative Draft No. 5
MPC: Sexual Assault and Related Offenses

Erin E. Murphy, Associate Reporter for Model Penal Code: Sexual Assault and Related Offenses, provides background and a short description of every provision in Tentative Draft No. 5.

 

Mens Rea Throughout the Model Penal Code 

Erin E. Murphy, Associate Reporter for Model Penal Code: Sexual Assault and Related Offenses, answers the following questions:

- The mental states and their definitions in the 1962 Model Penal Code have been incorporated into many state codes. What are the four mental states the Code defines?

- The 1962 Code explains in Subsection (3) how to interpret the Code if no mental state is specified; requiring proof of at least a reckless mental state. What does this mean?

- How does this affect the current project, Model Penal Code: Sexual Assault and Related Offenses?

- What is the controversy around Model Penal Code: Sexual Assault and Related Offenses and reckless as a mental state?

 
Grading of Offenses
MPC: Sexual Assault and Related Offenses

Erin E. Murphy, Associate Reporter for Model Penal Code: Sexual Assault and Related Offenses, answers the following questions:

- What does the legal landscape currently look like across the states when it comes to grading of the types of offenses we see in Model Penal Code: Sexual Assault and Related Offenses?

- How did you approach grading in Model Penal Code: Sexual Assault and Related Offenses?

- How is grading presented in Tentative Draft No. 5?

 
Principles for a Data Economy: A Joint Venture

Reporter Christiane C. Wendehorst and project Chairs Steven O. Weise and Lord Thomas address how this joint venture between ALI and ELI will help approach questions related to data.

 
Data Economy

Reporters Christiane C. Wendehorst and Neil B. Cohen, and project Chair Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd discuss the evolution of the way data is used in the modern economy as well as the scope of this project.

 
Data Economy in the Real World

Christiane C. Wendehorst navigates through an example of data economy issues in the real world.  

 
Copyright

Pierre N. Leval of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit talks about the Copyright Restatement project, including the goal of ALI’s Restatements, generally; the role of the Reporters and project participants; and how this project is helping clarify this area of law.

 
Property Torts

Reporter Henry E. Smith and Associate Reporter John C.P. Goldberg discuss the connection property torts has to both Restatements of Torts and Property. 

 
Property: Bailments 

Associate Reporter Christopher M. Newman explains how bailment law is addressed in Restatement of the Law Fourth, Property, the first time that a property Restatement has attempted to address bailment as a single coherent doctrine. 

 
American Indian Law: When Two Sovereigns Collide

In this episode, Reporter Matthew Fletcher and Associate Reporter Wenona Singel, discuss the nuanced and highly complex field of American Indian Law. Matthew and Wenona begin by exploring the history of tribal sovereignty, and discuss the rights of American Indians as both tribal citizens and U.S. citizens.

 
Conflict of Laws: Domicile

Associate Reporter Laura E. Little talks about how changes in modern lifestyles have challenged the domicile concept and how the Restatement of the Law Third, Conflict of Laws is addressing these developments. 

 
Choice of Law: Foreign Law

Associate Reporter Christopher A. Whytock discusses the challenges courts face when choice of law rules direct the application of the law of a foreign jurisdiction and how the Restatement of the Law Third, Conflict of Laws is addressing this issue. 

Project Schedule 
At A Glance

Monday, May 17
American Indian Law
Compliance and Enforcement
Children and the Law

Tuesday, May 18
Principles for a Data Economy
Intentional Torts 
Policing

Monday, June 7
MPC: Sexual Assault
Government Ethics
Conflict of Laws

Tuesday, June 8
MPC: Sexual Assault (cont.)
Property
Copyright