Association of American Law Schools
2001 Annual Meeting
Wednesday, January 3, 2001 - Saturday, January 6, 2001
San Francisco, California

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Speakers at the 2001 Annual Meeting were invited to provide outlines, papers or other materials from the programs in which they participated. You may view the available program materials using the links below.

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Program/Title Speaker
AALS Committee on Libraries and Technology
Distance Education in Law Schools: Rhetoric vs. Reality; Passion vs. Practicality
Richard A. Matasar, New York Law School
Joint Program of Sections on Criminal Justice, Poverty Law and Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities
Establishing Pro Bono Programs for Students and Faculty at Law Schools
Steven David Schwinn, The George Washington University
Joint Program of Sections on Gay and Lesbian Legal Issues and Minority Affairs
Intersecting Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation: Theoretical and Activist Perspectives
Julie Greenberg, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Section on International Legal Exchange
Making the Right Connections: Developing Contacts for International Legal Exchange
The Honoarble Paul A. Magnuson,* Chief Judge, U.S District Court for the District of Minnesota
Section on Jewish Law
Social Norms in Religious Communities
Eli Berman,* Professor, Department of Economics, Boston University
Program/Title Speaker
Joint Program of Sections on Clinical Legal Edcuation and Litigation
What is Justice and How Do We Get There?: (Re)Envisioning Litigation as a Tool of Achieving Justice
Peter Joy, Washington University
Joint Program of Sections on Constitutional Law, Family and Juvenile Law and Federal Courts
Transcending Boundaries: The Constitution, Families, Federalization, and Federalism
Judith Resnik, Yale Law School (Program Chair)
Joint Program of Sections on Criminal Justice and Evidence
What Have We Learned about Children as Victims and Witnesses in the Criminal Trial Process?
Richard D. Friedman, The University of Michigan
Section on Defamation and Privacy
Vantage Points On Coercing Privacy
Eugene Volokh, University of California at Los Angeles
Section on Mass Communication Law
Copyright Law as Communications Policy: The Convergence of the Two Cultures
Eugene Volokh, University of California at Los Angeles

Program/Title Speaker
AALS Luncheon John J. Sweeney, President, AFL-CIO
AALS Scholarly Paper Presentation Susan D. Carle, American University (Winner)
Forthcoming in two parts, as: Susan D. Carle, "Race, Class, Legal Ethics and the NAACP," 20 Law and History Review # 1 (Spring 2002), available at, scroll to "Forthcoming."
Susan D. Carle, "From Buchanan to Button: Legal Ethics and the NAACP (Part II)," 7 University of Chicago Roundtable (Fall 2001)

Anupam Chander, University of California at Davis (Honorable Mention)

John C. Coates IV,* Harvard Law School (Honorable Mention) forthcoming Cal. L. Rev (2001)

Joint Program of Sections on Alternative Dispute Resolution and Professional Responsibility
ADR and the Professional Responsibility of Lawyers
Robert F. Cochran, Jr.,* Pepperdine University
Joint Program of Sections on Civil Rights, Creditors' and Debtors' Rights and Federal Courts
Electronic Filing and Privacy: Issues, Problems, Solutions
Robert Deyling, Attorney-Advisor, Article III Judges Division, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Washington, D.C.
Section on Conflict of Laws
The Role of Comparative Law in the Conflict of Laws
Benedicte Fauvarque-Cosson, Professor of Law, Paris V Rene Descartes University, Paris, France
Section on State and Local Government Law
New Developments in State and Local Tax: E-Commerce, Tax Incentives for Business and Litigation-Generated Revenues
Charles E. McLure, Jr., Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford, California

Program/Title Speaker
Joint Program of Sections on Constitutional Law, Criminal Justice and Poverty Law
The Contitutionalization of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
M. Weldon Brewer, Senior Staff Attorney, Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, New York, New York

Richard Daniel Klein,* Touro College

Joint Program of Sections on International Law, Labor Relations and Employment Law and North American Cooperation
Procedures and Remedies under NAFTA and Its Labor and Environmental Side Agreements: Comparative Reflections on International Dispute Resolution Mechanisms
John McKennirey, Director General of Strategic Policy and International Labour Affairs, Human Resources Development Canada

John D. Wirth, Gildred Professor of Latin American Studies, Department of History, Stanford University

Section on Administrative Law
Ruling Without Rules: Agency Use of Non-Legislative Rules to Influence Private Conduct
Robert A. Anthony, George Mason University
Section on Civil Procedure
Comparative Civil Procedure
Antonio Gidi, Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania

John C. Reitz, University of Iowa

Section on Donative Transfers, Fiduciaries and Estate Planning
The Popular QTIP Marital Deduction: Sexism in Estate Planning?
Martin D. Begleiter, Drake University

Joseph M. Dodge, The University of Texas

Section on Law and Economics
What (if anything) Does Normative Economics Contribute to the Philosophy of Justice
Louis Kaplow and Steven Shavell, Harvard Law School
Section on Law Libraries
New Directors' Workshop: The Ins and Outs of the Law Library
Elizabeth M. McKenzie, Suffolk University
Section on Legislation
Theories of the Political Process and Theories of Interpretation
Adrian Vermeule, The University of Chicago
Section on Pre-Legal Education and Admission to Law School
Legal Considerations in Law School Admissions
Jim Vaseleck, Law School Admission Council, Newtown, Pennsylvania
Section on Securities Regulation
Does United States Securities Regulation Have a Future?
Roberta S. Karmel,* Brooklyn Law School
Section on Teaching Methods
Teaching Magic from Teachers of the Year
Paula Ann Franzese, Seton Hall University

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