Shavers Appointed to American Law Institute and Administrative Conference of the United States
15 May 2018
Professor Anna Williams Shavers, Cline Williams Professor of Citizenship Law, has been elected to the prestigious American Law Institute (ALI). She becomes one of 44 new ALI members elected in December 2017 and attending their first meeting in May 2018. ALI is a national organization founded in 1923, following a study conducted by a group of prominent American judges, lawyers, and teachers known as The Committee on the Establishment of a Permanent Organization for the Improvement of the Law. It is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law. The elected membership is limited to 3,000 attorneys in the U.S. and abroad. As of today, there are 2,919 elected members. Consistent with her teaching and research interests in gender issues, she will participate in the Members Consultative Groups (MCG) on (1) Sexual Assault and Related Offenses and (2) Student Sexual Misconduct: Procedural Frameworks for Colleges and Universities.
Professor Shavers was also recently appointed as a public member to the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS). ACUS is an independent federal agency charged with convening expert representatives from the public and private sectors to recommend improvements to administrative process and procedure. She primarily will be participating as a member of the Rulemaking Committee.