Resource Spotlight: Restatements, Principles of Law, and More ALI Treatises @ Your Fingertips

With origins dating back to 1923, The American Law Institute (ALI)’s mission is “to promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs, to secure the better administration of justice, and to encourage and carry on scholarly and scientific legal work.” To fulfill this charge, ALI publishes several renowned treatises to help you quickly understand unknown areas of law and best statutory practices, including Restatements of the Law, Principles of the Law, the Model Penal Code, ALI-ABA Periodicals, and the Uniform Commercial Code.

You have access to ALI titles through HeinOnline, whether you are on or off campus!  To get started, click the “HeinOnline” link from the Law Library’s homepage.


From the HeinOnline homepage, click the “American Law Institute Library” link from the left column of databases to open the expanded menu.  From here you can click into a specific title, or click “American Law Institute Library” again to load all of the ALI titles available to you.

ALI in Hein

Last but not least, the ALI Library now features a locator tool for quick access to specific sections of Restatements!  This handy drop-down menu allows you to select the title, type in a section number, and click “Submit,” directly retrieving the Restatement you need in a matter of seconds.

ALI in Hein

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