Completing an ALI Project: Lessons from Reporters

Have you ever wondered what exactly goes into completing an ALI project? There’s nobody better to talk about the ALI process than four veteran Reporters whose projects may be completed at the 2021 Annual Meeting.

In this episode of Reasonably Speaking, Reporter on one of our newest projects, Lyrissa Lidsky from Restatement of the Law Third, Torts: Defamation and Privacy will moderate the panel of Matthew L.M. Fletcher (American Indian Law), Geoffrey P. Miller (Compliance and Enforcement for Organizations), Kenneth W. Simons (Intentional Torts), and Christiane C. Wendehorst (Principles for a Data Economy), as they discuss their journey from project conception to ALI member approval and completion. 

They will discuss how they came to be an ALI Reporter, how they work with project Advisers and ALI members, the draft approval process, surprises they learned along the way, and more. 



A transcript of the full episode will be made available when the episode is released.


The ALI drafts being discussed in this episode are being presented at the 2021 Annual Meeting. You may request a free pdf copy of these drafts by emailing

American Indian Law: When Two Sovereigns Collide

In this episode of Reasonably Speaking, renowned experts on American Indian law and policy, Matthew L.M. Fletcher and Wenona T. Singel, discuss the nuanced and highly complex field of American Indian Law.

The ALI Adviser – Project Pages

The ALI Adviser is intended to inform readers about the legal topics and issues in ALI’s current projects. Posts on The ALI Adviser are written by ALI project participants, ALI members, and outside sources.

Consent and Sexual Assault in Criminal v. Tort Law

In this episode of Reasonably Speaking, NYU Law’s Erin Murphy and UC Irvine Law’s Kenneth W. Simons explore the difference between criminal law and tort law in the United States and then focus on how “consent” is, and should be, defined in sexual assault allegations.

Turtle Talk Blog

Turtle Talk is the blog for the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law. It is the leading law blog on American Indian law and policy. Matthew Fletcher is the primary editor and author. It specializes in providing access to primary documents related to current topics in American Indian law and policy — court opinions and pleadings, federal government documents, scholarly materials, and other sources.

The European Law Institute - ELI

Founded in June 2011 as an entirely independent organization, the European Law Institute (ELI) aims to improve the quality of European law, understood in the broadest sense. It seeks to initiate, conduct and facilitate research, to make recommendations, and to provide practical guidance in the field of European legal development.


The Institute has high ambitions, reflected in its Manifesto and in its Articles of Association. It will study and stimulate European legal development in a global context. That should be taken to include, but by no means be limited to, the development of European law by the European Union and the Council of Europe.

ELI's Principles for a Data Economy Website

The Principles for a Data Economy project is jointly conducted by the European Law Institute (ELI) and the American Law Institute (ALI). Lawyers from both sides of the Atlantic are developing the project further, to develop Principles that are applicable in different legal systems. Learn more about the joint project on this dedicated ELI website.