Women’s Law Project Managing Attorney Terry L. Fromson is one of five lawyers in Pennsylvania recently elected to the American Law Institute. The American Law Institute (ALI) is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law.
Currently, Fromson serves as an adviser to the American Law Institute’s project to update the Model Penal Code’s sexual assault provisions, which have not been updated since 1962.
ALI drafts, discusses, revises, and publishes Restatements of the Law, Model Codes, and Principles of Law that are influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education.
“It is essential to ALI’s process that each of our projects includes members who are at the top of the legal profession and diverse in every way,” said ALI President Roberta Cooper Ramo. “We rely on our members’ unique perspectives to create discussion that produces balanced work that clarifies the law. It is with great enthusiasm that I welcome these newly elected members to ALI and our law reform projects.”
Fromson’s election to the ALI is the latest of many honors for her lifetime of working in the public interest. In 2015, Fromson earned a prestigious 20/20 Vision Award from the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence.
Fromson joined the Women’s Law Project in 1994. She earned her Bachelor of Arts at Swarthmore College and her J.D. from New York University School of Law.
The Women’s Law Project is the only public interest law center in Pennsylvania devoted to advancing the rights of women and girls.