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UK LAW PROFESSOR ELECTED
TO AMERICAN LAW INSTITUTE

By Ralph Derickson

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Mary J. Davis joins 3,500 elected and life members of the American Law Institute, organized to promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs, among other goals.

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June 29, 2000 – (Lexington, Ky.) – Mary J. Davis, a University of Kentucky College of Law professor, has been elected to membership in the American Law Institute.

Davis, a native of Martinsville, Va., is a graduate of the University of Virginia who received her law degree from Wake Forest University in 1985.    She has taught torts, products liability, advanced torts, conflict of laws and comparative law at UK for the past nine years.

The American Law Institute, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa., has 3,500 elected and life members.  The institute was organized in 1923 to promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs, to secure the better administration of justice, and to encourage and carry on scholarly and scientific legal work.

Institute members are chosen on the basis of their professional achievement and demonstrated interest in the improvement of the law.

Among her publications, Davis has provided annual case supplements in products liability for books published by Owen, Madden and Dais.

Davis was named the 1998 Outstanding Teacher in the UK College of Law.


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