2013 Annual Meeting

May 20-22, Washington, D.C.

In a program titled "The Future of Election Reform (in light of the 2012 elections)," Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law Professors Steven F. Huefner and Edward B. Foley (not pictured) discussed possible ways of improving the future of election reform and solving the problem of long lines. Foley is the Reporter and Huefner is the Associate Reporter on ALI's new project, Principles of Election Law: Resolution of Election Disputes.

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The Judicial Ethics CLE Program, a session focused on judicial ethics in the media, was moderated by Gregory P. Joseph and U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm.

In one of the most popular CLE events of the year, Professor Susan R. Martyn of the University of Toledo College of Law moderated a panel discussion focusing on Legal Ethics in the News, with panelists Barry S. Alberts of Schiff Hardin in Chicago; Henry S. Bryans, the executive director of Aon Risk Solutions; Professor Kathleen Clark of Washington University School of Law; and Eastern District of New York (Brooklyn) Bankruptcy Judge Elizabeth S. Stong.

Newly elected members Kami Chavis Simmons of Wake Forest University School of Law and Judith L. Maute of the University of Oklahoma College of Law at the ALI New Member Dinner at Smith & Wollensky.

On the eve of the Annual Meeting, the 2013 class of newly elected ALI members gathered at Smith & Wollensky for dinner.

According to Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers of the Northern District of California, who chairs ALI's Membership Committee, the new member class numbered 137 — up from 118 last year, and is 63 percent men and 37 percent women. In her report to members on Monday morning, Judge Gonzalez Rogers noted that "about 25 percent are from the private sector — that is, private firm attorneys, small solo practitioners and law firms — 46 percent are academics, 15 percent are judges, and 10 percent are corporate counsel, government or nonprofit."

Three longtime ALI Council members took emeritus status at the Sunday night ALI Council dinner. From left: Prof. Robert A. Stein of the University of Minnesota; Sheila L. Birnbaum, formerly of Skadden Arps and recently of Quinn Emanuel; and Prof. Edward H. Cooper of the University of Michigan.