Meredith J. Duncan, George Butler Research Professor of Law, has been elected to the American Law Institute, one of the highest honors in the legal profession. In making the announcement, ALI President Roberta Cooper Ramo noted that the Institute chooses those “who have made significant professional achievements, demonstrated leadership and promise, and who are interested in carrying out our purposes.” The ALI missions include promoting the clarification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs, securing the better administration of justice, and encouraging and executing scholarly and scientific legal work. Professor Duncan joined the Law Center faculty in 1998. She earned her B.A. at Northwestern University and her J.D. at the Law Center in 1993. After law school she clerked for Judge Edith H. Jones of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and was an associate at Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P. Professor Duncan's areas of expertise include legal ethics, criminal law, and torts.