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American Law Institute Library

A digital collection that provides easy access to invaluable American Law Institute projects and documents that have influenced modern law and society.







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About the American Law Institute Library

HeinOnline’s American Law Institute Library is a digital collection that provides easy access to invaluable American Law Institute projects and documents that have influenced modern law and society. The American Law Institute (ALI) is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. The Institute is made up of lawyers, judges, and law professors of the highest qualifications. It drafts, discusses, revises, and publishes Restatements of the Law, model statutes, and Principles of the Law that are enormously influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education. ALI has long been influential internationally and, in recent years, more of its work has become international in scope.

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Restatements of the Law

In American jurisprudence, the Restatements of the Law are a set of treatises on legal subjects that seek to inform judges and lawyers about general principles of common law and are one of the most respected and well-used sources of secondary authority. Not only does HeinOnline contain current and historical restatements, but it also provides an easy-to-use Restatement Section Locator Tool. In addition, Restatements are listed by category that contains a More Information link along with a description of the agency. Categories include:  

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Restatement Section Locator

Save valuable time and effort by using HeinOnline's unique locator tool to easily access current and previous Restatements.​​

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Principles of the Law

Use the American Law Institute Library to find Principles of the Law, publications which recommend changes in legal areas in need of reform.

Uniform Commercial Code

Find the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), a comprehensive code addressing aspects of commercial law. HeinOnline contains UCC Drafts from 1944 through current.

Uniform Commercial Code Tablet View

Model Penal Code

The Model Penal Code assisted legislatures in making a major effort to appraise the content of the penal law. It has played an important part in the revision of criminal law in the U.S.

ALI-ABA Books and Periodicals

Find publications from American Bar Association and the American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education across two different subcollections.

ALI Reporter

The Institute’s quarterly newsletter contains the latest information about ALI projects, meetings and members. HeinOnline contains the full run of the newspaper dating back to 1978.

Using the American Law Institute Library

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