School of Law News
Prof. Orly Lobel Elected to the American Law Institute
San Diego (November 8, 2011)—University of San Diego School of Law Professor Orly Lobel was elected to the American Law Institute (ALI) on October 20, 2011. Lobel is one of 52 newly elected ALI members, raising the institute’s total membership to 4,330 (representing elected, life, honorary, and ex officio members).
“I am pleased to welcome these distinguished individuals into The American Law Institute,” said ALI President Roberta Cooper Ramo. “Throughout its history, members of the Institute have been dedicated to clarifying and improving the law. I am confident that our newest group of members will help us fulfill that mission in serious ways, and find their participation to be professionally and personally rewarding.”
ALI’s 89th Annual Meeting will take place May 21-23, 2012 in Washington DC. On Monday, May 21, ALI will host a complimentary luncheon for new members.
Orly Lobel writes and teaches in the areas of employment law, intellectual property law, administrative law, torts, health policy, consumer law and trade secrets. Prior to joining USD, she taught at Yale Law School and served as a fellow at the Harvard University Center for Ethics and the Professions, the Kennedy School of Government, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. A graduate of Tel Aviv University Law School, she clerked on the Israeli Supreme Court. Her current research focuses on innovation policy and intellectual property. She is currently writing a book titled Innovation’s Edge (under contract Yale University Press). Lobel has recently been awarded several prestigious research grants, including a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the ABA litigation Fund, the Searle-Kauffman Fellowship, the Southern California Innovation Project, and Netspar, University of Tilburg.
About The American Law Institute
The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. The Institute (made up of over 4,300 lawyers, judges, and law professors of the highest qualifications) drafts, discusses, revises, and publishes Restatements of the Law, model statutes, and principles of 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.
By participating in the Institute’s work, its distinguished members have the opportunity to influence the development of the law in both existing and emerging areas, to work with other eminent lawyers, judges, and academics, to give back to a profession to which they are deeply dedicated, and to contribute to the public good.
For more information about The American Law Institute go to www.ali.org.
About the University of San Diego School of Law
The University of San Diego School of Law is a center of academic excellence focused on preparing its students for legal practice in the new century. One of the most selective law schools in the country, the School of Law’s nationally recognized faculty create a demanding, yet welcoming environment that emphasizes individualized education. USD law school graduates consistently score higher than the state average on the California Bar Exam and go on to practice law throughout the country and abroad, forming an influential network of alumni. The USD School of Law is one of only 81 law schools in the country to have a chapter of The Order of the Coif, the most distinguished rank of American law schools. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.
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