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The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States which produces scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. The Institute consists of lawyers, judges, and law professors; it drafts, discusses, and publishes Restatements & Principles of the Law, model statutes, and more. These publications are enormously influential in courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education.

ALI and HeinOnline

HeinOnline's American Law Institute Library includes:

Easily navigate this collection using categorized browse options and alphabetized title lists:

Searching all or specific parts or titles in this collection is simple using the Advanced Search tool. For example, search only Restatements & Principles of the Law for section titles containing the word torts and full text documents containing the phrase "personal injury":

Terms that match your search criteria will be highlighted in yellow. Sort search results by relevance, volume date, and more; download an instant PDF of a section or email the section to a colleague. Use the facets on the left side of the screen to refine search results:

Recent Enhancements

Over the past several months, we have made several extremely important changes to the American Law Institute Library. These changes have had a positive impact on both the amount of available material within this collection and the usability of this material. In fact, ALI is now one of the top 10 most used HeinOnline collections!

1. Current material and pocket parts are now included for Restatements & Principles of the Law. Previously, these titles had a six-month embargo. The most current material available for each title will appear in bold:

2. Restatements of the Law are now indexed to the section level, which improves both searchability and browsability for these titles.

3. Restatement citations are now highlighted inline hyperlinks throughout HeinOnline. Clicking on a Restatement link will pull up the title and section cited. For example:

Clicking the highlighted citation will direct the user to the title and section referenced in the citation:

Restatement citations will also appear as inline hyperlinks in Fastcase documents:

4. Hein's ScholarCheck tool will now count the number of times a Restatement section has been cited, enabling users to search for the most cited Restatements. Currently, the most cited section is Restatement, Second, Torts Section 402, Duty to Inspect Chattel:

5. Conversely, when searching in the Law Journal Library, users are also able to see when articles are cited by material from within the American Law Institute Library:

Clicking the Cited by 20 (ALI) link will display the items that cite the article Right to Privacy: