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Professor Cardi elected to The American Law Institute

Professor Vince Cardi

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA—West Virginia University College of Law Professor  Vince Cardi has been elected to The American Law Institute (ALI).

Founded in 1923, the ALI is a nonpartisan organization that produces scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law. Its membership is limited to 3,000 individuals “who reflect the excellence and diversity of today’s legal profession.” There are only seven ALI members in West Virginia.

The WVU Bowles Rice Professor of Law, Cardi began teaching at the College of Law in 1967. His expertise includes bankruptcy law, commercial law, legal drafting, sale and secured transaction, and contracts law. He is a former recipient of the  West Virginia University Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching.

Cardi serves on the West Virginia State Election Commission, the West Virginia Commission on Uniform State Laws and the national Uniform Law Commission. For more than 20 years, he has been a member of the  West Virginia Law Institute Governing Council. He has also worked with the Southeastern Association of Law Schools, the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review Advisory Board, Legal Aid of West Virginia, and the Ohio River Basin Energy Study.

Cardi received his bachelor’s degree and J.D. from Ohio State University and earned his LL.M. from Harvard University.


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