The American 

Law Institute

Events & Speakers

Events that require a paid ticket are marked with an asterisk (*).

Pre-Meeting Events

Special Program: The ALI's Prudent Investor Rule Twenty Years On (and After the Financial Crisis)
Sunday, May 20, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
This program is open to all Annual Meeting attendees. Advance registration is required; there is no registration fee. Those who pay the $100 CLE fee for the Annual Meeting may claim CLE credit for this program as well. More information about this program

ALI-ABA CLE Program: Legal Ethics and the United States Supreme Court*
Sunday, May 20, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Tuition is $150 for ALI members and $180 for nonmembers. Visit ALI-ABA's website for program details.


Opening Session
Monday, May 21 at 10:00 a.m.
Reports and business
Remarks by Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III, President of the American Bar Association.

Remarks by the Hon. John Paul Stevens, Associate Justice (retired), Supreme Court of the United States
Monday, May 21 at 2:00 p.m.

Members Reception*
Monday, May 21, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Members and guests are invited to attend a reception at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture (housing the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery). The cost for this event is $90 per person.

The reception will be held in the Great Hall and in the Luce Foundation Center for American Art. The Great Hall is the reception area where President and Mrs. Lincoln greeted guests attending the President's second inaugural ball. The Luce Center features three levels of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's painting, sculpture, folk art, and craft collections.

ALI Young Scholars Medal
Tuesday, May 22 at 9:45 a.m.
The Hon. William A. Fletcher will introduce 2011 co-award recipient Jeanne C. Fromer of Fordham University School of Law. Professor Fromer will make a presentation on the Intellectual Property Clause's External Limitations.

Luncheon Honoring New Life (25-year) Members and New 50-year Members*
Tuesday, May 22 at 12:30 p.m.
This event features an address by William F. Lee, Partner at WilmerHale and Life Member, Class of 1987. Susan Appleton and Gregory Joseph will present the 1987 Class Gift. Tickets are $50 per person.

Annual Reception and Dinner*
Tuesday, May 22, Reception at 7:00 p.m., Dinner at 7:45 p.m.
This year's dinner speaker is Nina Totenberg, Legal Affairs Correspondent, National Public Radio. The total cost for the evening is $125 per person. Black tie is optional. Seating-arrangement requests can be made when purchasing tickets.

Remarks by the Hon. Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General of the United States
Wednesday, May 23 at 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, May 23 at 12:30 p.m.
This event features an address by Trevor Potter, Partner at Caplin & Drysdale. He is the former chairman of the Federal Election Commission and now represents Stephen Colbert and his SuperPAC, "Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow." The cost is $50 per person.