The Role of Courts in the Arbitrator Selection Process – Part 1

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On May 21, ALI membership will be presented with Tentative Draft No. 6 of the Restatement of the Law, The U.S. Law of International Commercial and Investment Arbitration. This draft includes Chapter 3, which addresses the roles that courts might play during the pendency of international arbitral proceedings.

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Avoidance of Conflict of Interest On and After Leaving Public Service

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What restrictions, if any, should apply to former government officials who seek or accept private employment? Chapter 5 of the Government Ethics project examines the ethical concerns that arise when public servants move on to private sector employment.

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Rights of a Juvenile in Custody; Definition of Custody

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Part III of the Children and the Law project deals with juvenile justice doctrine. In this area, modern courts increasingly have focused on differences between juvenile and adult offenders, often invoking research on adolescent development to guide legal decisionmaking. As the Introduction to this Part indicates, the Supreme Court has played an important role in promoting this developmental approach; in several opinions, the Court has determined that the immaturity of adolescents should inform the justice system response to juvenile offending.

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