Ticketed Events

The following are special events taking place at the Annual Meeting. Advance registration is strongly recommended for each event, as limited space is available. 

Sunday, May 15, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Special Program on the U.S. Supreme Court
Location: The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom

A conversation between two prominent U.S. Supreme Court appellate lawyers and former U.S. Solicitors General Paul D. Clement of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Seth P. Waxman of WilmerHale. Leondra R. Kruger of the California Supreme Court will moderate the discussion.

This program is free to attend, but registration is required.

Sunday, May 15, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
ALI CLE Ethics Program on Emerging Technologies
Location: The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom

Sarah Dodds-Brown of American Express, Sarah Hammer of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Teresa Wilton Harmon of Sidley Austin LLP, and Steven O. Weise of Proskauer will explore the ways emerging technologies affect how existing law governs transactions. Neil B. Cohen of Brooklyn Law School will moderate the discussion.

Total 60-minute hours of instruction: 2.0 ethics; total 50-minute hours, 2.4 ethics.

Tuition for this program is $150 for ALI members and ALI project Advisers, $195 for all others. To register, use the ALI Annual Meeting registration form (online or in print). Registrations will be accepted at the door if space permits.

Monday, May 16, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Members Reception and Buffet
Location: The District Pier at The Wharf

This year's reception will take place at the District Pier at The Wharf. Buses begin boarding at 6:15 pm and will depart The Ritz-Carlton at 6:30 p.m. to drop-off attendees at The Wharf. Buses will begin returning to The Ritz-Carlton at 8:00 p.m. Passengers must wear masks on the bus. 

In an effort to ensure that the ADA-accessible coach is available to all guests requiring ADA-access, this bus will be the last to depart from The Ritz-Carlton to The Wharf and the last to depart from The Wharf back to The Ritz-Carlton. The coach can hold two wheelchairs, accommodates 43 additional guests, and utilizes a lift. This bus will be departing The Ritz-Carlton around 6:45 p.m. Please be at the hotel entrance at 6:15 p.m.

Tickets are $85 per person.

Tuesday, May 17, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Annual Dinner and Reception
Location: The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom

U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland will receive the Henry J. Friendly Medal. The medal will be presented by Raymond J. Lohier, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

All members and guests are welcome to attend this event.  A cocktail reception will begin at 7:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:45 p.m. This event is business attire or semi-formal (black tie optional) with reserved seating.

Tickets are $125 per person.

In addition to the presentation of the Henry J. Friendly Medal to Attorney General Garland, the Annual Dinner will feature an after-dinner keynote discussion between ALI Council member John Bellinger and Diane Orentlicher about the international and domestic law issues relating to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. 

John Bellinger served as The Legal Adviser for the Department of State from 2005-2009 under Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and previously as Senior Associate Counsel to President George W. Bush and Legal Adviser to the National Security Council from 2001-2005.  He now heads the Global Law & Public Policy practice at Arnold & Porter and is Adjunct Senior Fellow in International Law at the Council on Foreign Relations.  

Diane Orentlicher is one of the world’s leading authorities on international criminal law and war crimes tribunals. She is Professor of International Law at American University, and has lectured and published widely on issues of transitional justice, international criminal law and other areas of public international law, and has testified before the United States Senate and House on a range of issues relating to both domestic human rights laws and U.S. foreign policy. Professor Orentlicher has served in various public positions, including as the Deputy for War Crimes Issues in the U.S. Department of State from 2009 to 2011; United Nations Independent Expert on Combating Impunity (on appointment by the UN Secretary-General); and Special Advisor to the High Commissioner on National Minorities of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (on secondment from the U.S. Department of State). In her book, Some Kind of Justice: The ICTY's Impact in Bosnia and Serbia, Professor Orentlicher offers a groundbreaking and timely account of how an international criminal tribunal affects local communities and the factors that account for its changing impact over time.

Wednesday, May 18, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Members Luncheon: Honoring New 25-Year and 50-Year Members
Location: Salon III

All members and guests are welcome to attend this event. 

Speaker: Kim J. Askew of DLA Piper, ALI Council Member, and Life Member from the Class of 1997

The 1997 and 1972 Class Gifts will be presented to the Institute by class representatives.

Tickets are $65 per person.