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American Law Institute : First Restatement of the Law records

Label
American Law Institute : First Restatement of the Law records, 1923-1965
Title
American Law Institute
Title remainder
First Restatement of the Law records
Inclusive dates
1923-1965
Title variation
First Restatement of the Law records
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • The First Restatement of Law Records, 1923-1959, includes drafts, comments, correspondence, meeting minutes, state annotations, and other materials related to the First Restatement of the Law, which sought to codify and simplify the law. Nine broad subject areas include: Agency, Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Judgments, Property, Restitution<, Security, Torts, and Trusts. Official Institute drafts make up the bulk of the collection. State annotations constitute the second largest portion, while the remainder of the collection consists of correspondence from and to reporters about the restatements
  • The American Law Institute (ALI) was founded in 1923 in response to a perceived uncertainty and complexity in American law. Former Penn Law Dean William Draper Lewis was the Institute's first director, running the organization's operations out of his campus office. The ALI was conceived as a representative gathering of the American Bar (including Judges, Lawyers, and Law Professors) for the stated mission "to promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs, to secure the better administration of justice and to encourage and carry on scholarly and scientific legal work." The ALI worked on the First Restatement of the Law from 1923-1944. The project attempted to clarify nine broad subject areas of law: Agency, Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Judgments, Property, Restitution, Security, Torts, and Trusts. Two other subject areas, Business Associations and Sales of Land, were explored but never officially adopted by the ALI. The final draft of the restatement was approved at the ALI Annual meeting in May 1942. The collection, 1923-1959 and undated, includes drafts, comments, correspondence, meeting minutes, state annotations, and other materials related to the First Restatement of the Law, which sought to codify and simplify the law. Nine broad subject areas include: Agency, Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Judgments, Property, Restitution, Security, Torts, and Trusts. Official Institute drafts make up the bulk of the collection. State annotations constitute the second largest portion, while the remainder of the collection consists of correspondence from and to reporters about the restatements
Biographical or historical data
The First Restatement of the Law was the first project of the American Law Institute (ALI). The ALI worked on the first restatement from 1923 to 1944. The project attempted to clarify nine broad subject areas of law: Agency, Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Judgments, Property, Restitution, Security, Torts, and Trusts. Two other subject areas, Business Associations and Sales of Land, were explored but never officially adopted by the ALI. The final draft of the restatement was approved at the ALI Annual meeting in May 1942.
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  • Agency (Law)
  • Conflict of laws
  • Contracts
  • Contracts for deeds
  • Judgments
  • Property
  • Restitution
  • Torts
  • Trade associations
  • Trusts and trustees
Label
American Law Institute : First Restatement of the Law records
Instantiates
Note
  • Processing Information: Processed by Melissa Backes, 1995-2005. Reprocessed by Jordon Steele, with assistance from Naureen Hoque and Ryan Gebhardt, December 2006-April 2007. Encoded by Jordon Steele, May 2008. EAD Conversion by Emily Johns, 2013
  • Location of resource: Located offsite at the University Records Center. Department collection number is AR01, followed by a four-digit box number (i.e. 0001 is for Box 1 of the collection, 0002 for Box 2, and so forth). For more information, consult past records transfer forms at G:\groups\biddle\SC\archives\administration\records center transfers
Extent
41.5 linear feet
Governing access note
None
Immediate source of acquisition
First shipment received from the American Law Institute in 1995.
Terms governing use
The archives reserves the right to restrict access to materials of sensitive nature. Please contact the department for further information.
Type of unit
About 1500 items
Label
American Law Institute : First Restatement of the Law records
Note
  • Processing Information: Processed by Melissa Backes, 1995-2005. Reprocessed by Jordon Steele, with assistance from Naureen Hoque and Ryan Gebhardt, December 2006-April 2007. Encoded by Jordon Steele, May 2008. EAD Conversion by Emily Johns, 2013
  • Location of resource: Located offsite at the University Records Center. Department collection number is AR01, followed by a four-digit box number (i.e. 0001 is for Box 1 of the collection, 0002 for Box 2, and so forth). For more information, consult past records transfer forms at G:\groups\biddle\SC\archives\administration\records center transfers
Extent
41.5 linear feet
Governing access note
None
Immediate source of acquisition
First shipment received from the American Law Institute in 1995.
Terms governing use
The archives reserves the right to restrict access to materials of sensitive nature. Please contact the department for further information.
Type of unit
About 1500 items

Library Locations

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