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.
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.
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.
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.
members are chosen on the basis of their professional achievement and demonstrated
interest in the improvement of the law.
her publications, Davis has provided annual case supplements in products liability for
books published by Owen, Madden and Dais.
was named the 1998 Outstanding Teacher in the UK College of Law.