American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law Third

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Prior to her position as a professor of law at Texas A&M University, Mary Margaret Penrose served as a senior law clerk to the Honorable Jerry Buchmeyer and staff attorney to the Honorable Jane J. Boyle. Responsible for teaching courses in constitutional law and the First Amendment at Texas A&M, Mary Margaret (Meg) Penrose was named Most Outstanding Upper-Level Professor in 2011, 2012, and 2015. She is also a member of professional organizations, such as the American Law Institute and American Bar Foundation.

Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the American Law Institute is an elected body of legal experts working to produce scholarly articles to modernize and clarify laws. The institute’s most recent featured publication is the Restatement of the Law Third, Property (Wills and Other Donative Transfers).

A three-volume record with more than 1,700 pages, the Restatement of the Law Third was a 20-year project to update a wide range of laws regarding wills and succession. Topics covered include revoked wills and their revival, will formalities, protective doctrines, class gifts, and powers of appointment.

The ALI also has ongoing projects on the Law of American Indians, Conflicts of Law, Copyright, Torts and the Foreign Relations Law of the United States. In addition, the ALI is also finalizing Model Penal Code recommendations on Sentencing and Sexual Assault. The ALI provides vital guidance on legal developments and uniform trends in the law.

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