Professor Bâli Elected to American Law Institute


Professor of Law Aslı Ü. Bâli ’99 has been elected to the American Law Institute (ALI). The new class includes 31 members who will bring their expertise to ALI’s work of clarifying the law through Restatements, Principles, and Model Codes, according to an announcement from ALI.

Asli Bali
In 2023, ALI will celebrate its 100th anniversary.

“We are moving into our second century at a time when the United States is divided on many issues and many Americans are skeptical of all institutions, including our courts and legal system,” said ALI President David F. Levi. “This makes our work all the more important, and our new members are essential to that work. It is only through the efforts of our talented, diverse, and dedicated membership body that we may continue our work protecting and preserving the rule of law.”

Bâli’s teaching and research interests include public international law — particularly human rights law and the law of the international security order — and comparative constitutional law, with a focus on the Middle East. She has written on the nuclear nonproliferation regime, humanitarian intervention, the roles of race and empire in the interpretation and enforcement of international law, the role of judicial independence in constitutional transitions, federalism and decentralization in the Middle East, and constitutional design in religiously divided societies.

Bâli’s scholarship has appeared in the International Journal of Constitutional Law, University of Chicago Law Review, UCLA Law Review, Yale Journal of International Law, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Chicago Journal of International Law, Cornell Journal of International Law, Virginia Journal of International Law, American Journal of International Law Unbound, Geopolitics, Studies in Law, Politics and Society, and in edited volumes published by Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press. She has also written essays and op-eds for such venues as The New York Times, The Boston Review, The London Review of Books, Jacobin, and Dissent.

The ALI’s newest class also includes Yale Law School alumni Jeff J. Bowen ’02, Emmet T. Flood ’91, The Hon. Michael H. Park ’01, Natalie Ram ’08, Kenneth M. Rosen, Sopen Shah ’15, and Caroline S. Van Zile ’12.