April 17, 2015 – University of Houston Law Center Professor Douglas Moll has been named to the prestigious American Law Institute, joining 17 faculty colleagues in the scholarly organization.
“I’m honored to have been elected,” Moll said. “I look forward to getting involved in current projects related to my scholarly interests.”
He has already been invited to serve as an adviser on the ALI’s Principles of the Law of Compliance, Enforcement, and Risk Management for Corporations, Nonprofits, and Other Organizations project.
Moll, the Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, L.L.P. Professor of Law, joined the faculty in 1997, teaching in the areas of corporate and commercial law.
He graduated with highest honors from the University of Virginia in 1991 with a B.S. degree in Commerce. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1994. After a clerkship with Judge Carolyn King on the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Moll spent two years practicing commercial litigation with Fulbright & Jaworski in Houston.
He is the co-author of a treatise on closely held corporations, a casebook on closely held business organizations, a casebook on business organizations generally, and a concise hornbook on business organizations. He also has written numerous law review articles. By next year, he will have completed a casebook on business torts as well.
The ALI comprises more than 4,500 judges, lawyers, and legal academics from all states and the District of Columbia, along with international members. Its mission is to “produce scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law.” The Institute, based in Philadelphia, drafts, discusses, revises, and publishes Restatements of the Law, model statutes, and principles of law that are influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education.