AALS Annual Meeting

Reassessing Our roles as scholars and educators in light of change

Program

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Open Source Programs are programs selected by a committee in a competitive search.
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Open Programs are sessions organized by law school faculty to consider the creation of a new AALS Section.

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Wednesday, January 3

Thursday, January 4

Friday, January 4

Saturday, January 5

Sunday, January 6

Thursday, January 3

AALS Workshop

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Joint AALS and Conference of Chief Justices Workshop on the Courts: Independence and Accountability
All sessions for this workshop will be held in the West Ballroom, Third Floor, Hilton New York, unless otherwise stated.

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Welcome
Nancy H. Rogers, AALS President and The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Introduction
T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Georgetown University Law Center and Chair, Planning Committee for Joint AALS and Conference of Chief Justices Workshop on the Courts
The Honorable Jean Hoefer Toal, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina and President, Conference of Chief Justices

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
Concepts of Independence and Accountability
Moderator: Catherine T. Struve, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Speakers: Robert N. Clinton, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Lee Epstein, Northwestern University School of Law
Pamela S. Karlan, Stanford Law School
The Honorable Anthony J. Scirica, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

10:25 - 10:35 a.m.
Refreshment Break
West Foyer, Third Floor, Hilton New York

10:35 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Problems and Challenges: State Courts: Appointments, Election and Retention
Moderator: Cruz Reynoso, University of California at Davis School of Law
Speakers: Bert Brandenburg, Executive Director, Justice at Stake Campaign, Washington, D.C.
Thomas R. Phillips, Esquire, Baker Botts LLP, Austin, Texas
Roy A. Schotland, Georgetown University Law Center
The Honorable Clifford W. Taylor, Chief Justice, Michigan Supreme Court, Lansing, Michigan
Penny J. White, University of Tennessee College of Law

12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Joint Luncheon: AALS and Conference of Chief Justices Workshop and AALS Committee on International Cooperation
Trianon Ballroom, Third Floor, Hilton New York
Speakers: Ellen Gracie Northfleet, President of the Supreme Court of Brazil
Sandra Day O’Connor, Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, (1981-2006)

Welcome: The Honorable Jean Hoefer Toal, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
Moderator: T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Georgetown University Law Center

(Tickets were sold in advance of the Annual Meeting. If space is available, a ticket may be purchased at On-Site Registration until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2. Tickets will not be for sale at the luncheon.)

2:15 - 3:30 p.m.
Federal Courts: Separation of Powers
Moderator: Kenneth W. Starr, Pepperdine University School of Law
Speakers: Stephen B. Burbank, University of Pennsylvania Law School
The Honorable Robert Katzmann, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, New York, New York
Saikrishna B. Prakash, University of San Diego School of Law
Judith Resnik, Yale Law School

3:30 - 3:45 p.m.
Refreshment Break
West Foyer, Third Floor, Hilton New York

3:45 - 5:00 p.m.
Pressure Points in the Administration of Courts

ADR
The Honorable Jean Hoefer Toal, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina

Self-Represented Litigants
Russell Engler, New England School of Law

Diversity
The Honorable Johnnie B. Rawlinson, Judge U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, San Francisco, California

Access
Suellyn Scarnecchia, University of New Mexico School of Law

Moderator: The Honorable William M. Barker, Chief Justice, The Tennessee Supreme Court, Chattanooga, Tennessee

 

 

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