At the June session of ALI’s 2021 virtual Annual Meeting, membership was presented with Tentative Draft No. 5 of Model Penal Code: Sexual Assault and Related Offenses. The project session spanned two days of the Annual Meeting (June 7 and 8). Reporter Stephen J. Schulhofer and Associate Reporter Erin E. Murphy were joined by ALI Council member Lee H. Rosenthal, who chaired the session. Details about the Actions Taken at the Meeting are available here

In this video, recorded prior to the Annual Meeting session, Erin Murphy provides background and a short description of every provision in Tentative Draft No. 5. Please be advised that this video explores complex and sensitive legal topics and contains mature content. The information discussed in this video relates to ALI project drafts and topics that may have been updated or changed since the release of this video. For the most up-to-date information on ALI projects, please visit



Erin E. Murphy

Associate Reporter, Model Penal Code: Sexual Assault

Erin E. Murphy is a Professor of Law at NYU Law.  Her research focuses on technology and forensic evidence in the criminal justice system. She is a nationally recognized expert in forensic DNA typing, and her work has been cited multiple times by the Supreme Court.

Jennifer Morinigo

The American Law Institute


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