Anthony Barash '68 Elected to American Law Institute


The American Law Institute (ALI) today announced the names of 68 newly elected members. This diverse group of highly accomplished lawyers, judges, and law professors includes four new international members, along with Americans from 24 states and one U.S. territory. To view biographical sketches, visit the Newly Elected Members page on ALI's website.

"Welcoming a new class of members is always a rewarding task for me. The work we do would not be possible without members who are the intellectual leaders in their areas of law and who generously give of their time because of the importance of our projects." said ALI President Roberta Cooper Ramo.

"Our process for electing new members is extensive and careful. We are always striving to ensure that we look at issues from all viewpoints. After scrutinizing the backgrounds and credentials of this impressive new group of members, I am confident they will make tremendous contributions to ALI's work for years to come."

Election of these members raises ALI's total membership to 4,353.


After many years as Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and General Counsel of Bowater Inc., Anthony H. Barash became the American Bar Association/Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (ABA/CEELI) Officer in Uzbekistan in May 2003. He led ABA/CEELI's judicial reform project in Uzbekistan. For a year and a half he worked to develop the Uzbeki legal and judicial systems in addition to those of other Central Asian States. The program offered training, workshops and seminars attended by more than 90 percent of the 870 active judges in Uzbekistan, and published a resource book of ethics materials which has been distributed to most of the country's judges.

From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Barash was the director of the ABA’s Center for Pro Bono. In 2010, he was a fellow in Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative.