Minnesota Supreme Court Anne McKeig ’92 has been elected to the American Law Institute, a private and independent nonprofit that publishes materials that can be used throughout the legal system to better the administration of justice. The organization’s publications – known as restatements, model codes, and principles – are not controlling law but have long been used as secondary sources to help attorneys and others in the legal system interpret laws and precedents.
McKeig was one of 60 new members elected this summer – and the only person elected from Minnesota. “I am humbled to be in a group of such distinguished minds, and I hope to be able to contribute something to the meaningful work of ALI,” she said, in a statement to Mitchell Hamline. Justice McKeig was named in 2016 to the Minnesota Supreme Court, the first Native American to join that bench and the first Native American woman ever named to any state supreme court. It was an historic moment in a career that started 30 years ago upon graduating from Hamline Law.