Lytton Appointed to American Law Institute

Timothy D. Lytton
Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law

Georgia State University Distinguished University Professor and professor of law Timothy D. Lytton was one of 35 new members elected to the American Law Institute in July. The ALI is an independent organization dedicated to clarifying, modernizing and improving the law. Membership is limited to 3000 prominent attorneys, judges and legal academics, selected for their professional achievement and interest in improving the law.  Members provide their expertise on ALI projects including restatements of the law, model or uniform codes and principles of law.

Lytton, who serves as the associate dean for research and faculty development, focuses his scholarship on how tort litigation advances the regulation of health and safety. He has written numerous books and articles dealing with gun violence, clergy sexual abuse, climate change, product safety, and foodborne illness. As a member of the ALI, Lytton will be consulting on the third restatement of torts and a new project to articulate principles of the law related to compliance, enforcement, and risk management for corporations, nonprofits, and other organizations.

Lytton joins a growing number of Georgia State Law faculty members, including center faculty Charity Scott and Paul Lombardo, elected to ALI membership. “Congratulations to Tim on this well-earned achievement,” said Wendy F. Hensel, dean and professor of law. “We are proud of our Georgia State Law faculty members’ many valuable contributions to the profession.”