These works are part of the Institute’s effort to assemble an oral history of the organization and its various projects. The intent was to preserve for posterity the recollections of persons who figured prominently in ALI’s work.
Videos of these interviews are available on the website for the ALI Archives.
This first installment of the American Law Institute's Audiovisual History is an edited transcript of an interview with Director Emeritus Herbert Wechsler. The interview, which was videotaped at Professor Wechsler’s residence in New York City on April 23, 1989, was conducted by Paul A. Wolkin. It includes Professor Wechsler’s candid reflections on both his years as Chief Reporter for the Institute’s Model Penal Code and his tenure from 1963 to 1984 as the Institute’s third Director.
ALI Audiovisual History No. 1 — Herbert Wechsler
Pamphlet | 5317 | 1990 | 38 pages | $10.00
This interview with Homer Kripke—the late emeritus member of the Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code and a participant in the drafting of the Code almost from its inception—constitutes the second installment in The American Law Institute’s Audiovisual History Series. In this September 1989 interview conducted by Paul A. Wolkin, Professor Kripke reflects candidly on the personalities and events surrounding the development of both the UCC and the Institute’s Federal Securities Code, for which he served as an Adviser.
ALI Audiovisual History No. 2 — Homer Kripke
Pamphlet | 5320 | 1991 | 32 pages | $10.00
This interview with the late A. James Casner—the legendary law teacher, continuing legal educator, and estate law practitioner who devoted a significant portion of his professional career to serving as Reporter or Adviser to various American Law Institute projects—constitutes the third installment in ALI’s ongoing Audiovisual History Series. In this May 1990 interview conducted by Paul A. Wolkin, Professor Casner recalls his work for the Institute, as intertwined with his professional life, with particular emphasis on his service as Reporter for the Restatement of Property and for several of the Institute’s projects on federal income taxation.
ALI Audiovisual History No. 3 — A. James Casner
Pamphlet | 5321 | 1993 | 31 pages | $10.00