Bruce P. Merenstein, a partner with Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, has been elected to the American Law Institute (ALI). Best known as the author of the Restatements of the Law, the ALI is recognized as one of the premier legal organizations in the United States. The elected membership is limited to just 3,000 judges, lawyers, and law teachers who are selected on the basis of professional achievement and demonstrated interest in the improvement of the law.
Founded in 1923, ALI was created to improve the law and the administration of justice in a scholarly and scientific manner. It engages in intensive examination and analysis of legal areas thought to need reform and works to promote agreement on fundamental principles of the common-law system. In addition to the familiar Restatements, the Institute is active in the drafting of model and uniform laws.
Schnader has a long history of involvement with the ALI. Two of its founders, William A. Schnader and Bernard G. Segal, were active in its work, including creation of the Uniform Commercial Code. Mr. Merenstein joins seven members of the Firm who are ALI members, including former Judges Arlin M. Adams and Timothy K. Lewis, as well as Albert S. Dandridge, III, Carl A. Solano, James D. Crawford, Harold Cramer, and Margaret S. Woodruff.