The plenary legislative body of the Association of American Law Schools is the House of Representatives, composed of one representative from each member school, selected by faculty from that school. The House meets during the Association’s Annual Meeting. The Executive Committee has the responsibility for conducting the affairs of the Association in the interim between the annual meetings of the House of Representatives, which elects the officers and other Executive Committee members. The term of the president is one year; the president-elect becomes president on completion of a year of service as president-elect. The immediate past president serves a third and final year on the Executive Committee. The six non-officer members of the Executive Committee serve staggered, three-year terms. The Executive Committee meets four times each year in person, and occasionally between meetings by conference call.


2017 Executive Committee


Paul Marcus, College of William & Mary

Wendy Perdue, University of Richmond

Immediate Past President
Kellye Y. Testy, University of Washington


Serving through 2017
Darby Dickerson, The John Marshall Law School
Avi Soifer, University of Hawai’i

Serving through 2018
Alicia Alvarez, The University of Michigan
Vincent Rougeau, Boston College

Serving through 2019
Erwin Chemerinsky, University of California, Irvine
Camille Nelson, American University