Professors Selected for Prestigious Law Reform Groups

Press Date
January 14, 2022
Professors Eisenberg and Bayern

Congratulations to FSU Law’s Gary & Sallyn Pajcic Professor Avlana K. Eisenberg, who has been selected for membership in the American Law Institute (ALI)! Election into ALI is an extremely prestigious honor, and Professor Eisenberg is the second professor to be elected to ALI this academic year, resulting in six members of our faculty serving as ALI members. The institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law. FSU Law’s other members include Larry and Joyce Beltz Professor of Torts and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Shawn Bayern, Steven M. Goldstein Professor Wayne Logan, Sheila M. McDevitt Professor Michael Morley, Dean Emeritus and Alumni Centennial Professor Don Weidner, and Dean Erin O'Connor.

Additionally, congratulations to Shawn Bayern on his selection for membership in the European Law Institute (ELI)! Like ALI, ELI is a highly selective law-reform group. It aims to initiate, conduct and facilitate research, to make recommendations, and to provide practical guidance in the field of European legal development.

The professors' selection for ALI and ELI membership is a result of their important contributions to the legal profession and legal scholarship. Professor Eisenberg's research focuses on the law and practice of criminal punishment, and her work has appeared in top legal journals including the UCLA Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, the Southern California Law Review, and the NYU Law Review. Professor Bayern's research focuses on common-law issues, primarily in contracts, torts, and organizational law. He has recently written articles criticizing formalism and economic simplifications of the law, and at the end of last year he published a new book, Autonomous Organizations (Cambridge University Press 2021).

Published on January 14, 2022