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The American Law Institute: Justice Cardozo's Ministry of Justice?

Southern Illinois University Law Journal, Vol. 32, Fall 2007

39 Pages Posted: 4 Mar 2008  

Kristen Adams

Stetson University College of Law

Abstract

This paper explores an influential reform agenda - the notion of a Ministry of Justice - advanced by Justice Benjamin Nathan Cardozo, one of the American Law Institute's founding members. The article in which Justice Cardozo introduced the concept of a Ministry of Justice was published in the Harvard Law Review the very month that the exploratory committee was formed that ultimately recommended the formation of the American Law Institute, and two years before the Institute itself was founded. This article explores the extent, if any, to which the reform agenda that Justice Cardozo propounded in this famous article was fulfilled by the founding of the Institute.

Keywords: American Law Institute, Cardozo, Restatement, law reform, Ministry of Justice

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Adams, Kristen, The American Law Institute: Justice Cardozo's Ministry of Justice?. Southern Illinois University Law Journal, Vol. 32, Fall 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1100570

Kristen Adams (Contact Author)

Stetson University College of Law ( email )

1401 61st Street South
Gulfport, FL 33707
United States

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