The American Law Institute Elects Professor Jeffrey Bellin as New Member

The American Law Institute (ALI) announced Monday that Professor Jeffrey Bellin is among the newest members elected to ALI membership. Bellin is the Mills E. Godwin, Jr., Professor of Law and Robert E. and Professor BellinElizabeth S. Scott Research Professor at William & Mary Law School.

ALI, according to its website, “is a private, independent, nonprofit organization that publishes Restatements of the Law, Principles of the Law, and Model Codes to further its mission to clarify, modernize, or otherwise improve the law to promote the better administration of justice.”

“As an ALI member, I am delighted to congratulate Jeff on his election,” said William & Mary Law School Dean and Trustee Professor A. Benjamin Spencer. “He is a wonderful colleague and also among the most prolific and esteemed scholars working in criminal procedure and evidence law today.”

Bellin is the author of Hearsay, vol. 30B in the esteemed Federal Practice & Procedure treatise and numerous other books and articles. His work is regularly cited in federal and state judicial opinions and scholarly commentary, and his expert analysis has been featured by numerous media outlets including, most recently, the Associated Press, NBC News, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and TIME Magazine. His numerous recognitions include a 2019 SCHEV Outstanding Faculty award, the Commonwealth’s highest honor for faculty at Virginia’s public and private colleges and universities.

In a press release announcing Bellin’s election and that of other new members, ALI President David F. Levi said, “This challenging year reminded us that ALI’s mission to protect the administration of justice and the rule of law is an ongoing one. I am proud to be a part of an organization that brings together people to discuss challenging topics in a courteous, informed, collegial, and productive way in an effort to find rules and solutions that work for everyone. Closing out this year, it is with great pride that I welcome this new class of members to the Institute.”

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