Temple Law Professor Laura Little is one of 26 intellectual leaders who have been elected to join the American Law Institute. Her election comes on the heels of her appointment as an Associate Reporter for the ALI’s Restatement of Conflict of Laws project. Professor Little is the only new member elected from the state of Pennsylvania this year.
Professor Little is the Charles Klein Professor of Law and Government and a Senior Advisor to the Dean at Temple University Beasley School of Law. She teaches, lectures, and consults internationally on topics including federal courts, conflict of laws, and constitutional law.
Prior to teaching, Professor Little was a litigator at Dechert Price & Rhoads and Kohn Savett Klein & Graf, handling commercial cases and representing the print media in First Amendment cases. Before that, she clerked for Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist on the U.S. Supreme Court and for Judge James Hunter III of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
She has taught in Temple’s programs in Tokyo, Japan, and Rome and has served as a visiting professor at University of Sydney (Australia) and University College of Cork (Ireland). She has also lectured frequently to Chinese judges and prosecutors on the nature of American law, conflict of laws, and legal practice.
The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law. The ALI drafts, discusses, revises, and publishes Restatements of the Law, model statutes, and principles of law that are enormously influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education.
By participating in the Institute’s work, its distinguished members have the opportunity to influence the development of the law in both existing and emerging areas, to work with other eminent lawyers, judges, and academics, to give back to a profession to which they are deeply dedicated, and to contribute to the public good.