Feb. 8, 2016 -- The University of Houston Law Center recognized the election of Professor Barbara J. Evans to the American Law Institute on Friday. Evans was one of 50 new members elected to the institute, which comprises exceptional judges, lawyers, and legal academics from all states and the District of Columbia, along with international members. ALI’s total membership is 4,606, including 2,789 who were nominated and elected by members.
The mission of the American Law Institute, based in Philadelphia, is to produce scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. The Institute 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.
Evans is a George Butler Research Professor, and director of the Center for Biotechnology & Law at the University of Houston Law Center. She is also an affiliated member of the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Baylor College of Medicine.
Other members of the ALI from the Law Center include: Professor Emeritus Richard M. Alderman, Dean Leonard M. Baynes, Professor Richard F. Dole, Jr., Professor David Dow, Professor Meredith Duncan, Lecturer Tracy Hester, Professor Lonny Hoffman, Professor Stephen Huber, Professor Craig Joyce, Professor Robert Knauss, Professor Peter Linzer, Professor Douglas Moll, Professor and former Dean Raymond Nimmer, Professor J. Thomas Oldham, Professor Michael A. Olivas, Director of the A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center Ben H. Sheppard, Jr. Professor William P. Streng, Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson Professor Ronald Turner, and Professor Emeritus Stephen Zamora.