October 28, 2005


TO: Deans of Member Schools and Members of the AALS House of Representatives
FROM: Carl C. Monk
SUBJECT: Nominations for President-Elect and for New Members of the Executive Committee

The Committee on Nominations for 2006 Officers and Members of the Executive Committee met in Washington on October 11, 2005. The members of the committee are: M ary L Dudziak, University of Southern California ; Claudio Grossman, American University ; Alex M. Johnson, Jr., University of Minnesota ; Dennis O. Lynch, University of Miami ; Toni Marie Massaro, University of Arizona ; Patricia A. O'Hara, Notre Dame Law School, Chair; Wendy Collins Perdue, Georgetown University .

At the meeting of the House of Representatives on Friday, January 6, 2005, the committee will place the following names in nomination:

For the Position of President-Elect:
       Nancy Rogers, The Ohio State University

For the Position of Members of the Executive Committee Three-Year Term:
       H. Reese Hansen, Brigham Young University
       Robert C. Post, Yale Law School

Continuing Members of the Executive Committee: Those members of the Executive Committee who will be continuing on the committee in 2006 are:
       Judith C. Areen, Georgetown University Law Center
       N. William Hines, University of Iowa College of Law

       Term expiring 2006
       John H. Garvey, Boston College Law School
       Beverly I. Moran, Vanderbilt University Law School

       Term expiring 2007
       Michael A. Olivas, University of Houston Law Center
       Stephanie M. Wildman, Santa Clara University School of Law

Retiring Members of the Executive Committee.At the conclusion of the Association's House of Representatives meeting on Friday, January 6, 2006, at the Annual Meeting, three members of the Executive Committee will have completed their terms. Gerald Torres will have completed his term as Immediate Past President. Alison Grey Anderson and Allen K. Easley will have completed their three-year terms.

Biographical Sketches of the Nominees. The Directory of Law Teachers contains brief biographical sketches of the three nominees. For your convenience we have provided the following, more comprehensive, biographical information.

Nancy Rogers received her B.A. from the University of Kansas in 1969 and her J.D. from Yale in 1972. From 1972 1974 she clerked for U.S. District Judge Thomas D. Lambros in Cleveland. She became a staff attorney for the Cleveland Legal Aid Society in 1974.  She began her career in legal education in 1976 as Assistant Professor at Ohio State University, where she became Associate Professor in 1989, Professor and Associate Dean in 1992, Vice Provost in 1999, and Dean in 2001. She was named the Joseph S. Platt-Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur Professor in 1995 and the Michael E. Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute Resolution in 2001.

She served as chair of the AALS Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution.  She has also served on planning committees and the AALS Resource Corps. Professor Rogers served on the AALS Executive Committee from 2002-2004.

Professor Rogers recent books include Dispute Resolution: Negotiation, Mediation and Other Processes, Fourth Edition, Aspen Publishing Co. (2003) (with Frank E.A. Sander, Stephen B. Goldberg and Sarah R. Cole). She has also written numerous books and law review articles on dispute resolution and mediation and has performed significant professional service, including serving as the Reporter for the National Conference of Commissioners of Uniform State Laws Mediation Act Drafting Committee, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation.


H. Reese Hansen received his B.S. from Utah State University in1964, his J.D. from the University of Utah in 1972.  He practiced law in Salt Lake City from 1972 until 1974 when he joined the faculty at Brigham Young University Law School as an assistant professor. He became an associate professor in 1976 and professor of law in 1979. He served as Associate Dean from 1974 until 1989 when he became acting dean of the law school. He was appointed dean of the law school in 1990 and served as dean until 2004.

Professor Hansen served as Chair of the AALS Law School Deans Section in 1997. He has served as a member of the AALS Membership Review Committee and the Committee on Library and Technology. He has also served on planning and special committees, site evaluation teams, and as Commissioner of the Commission on Uniform State Laws.

His publications include Utah Probate System , 2005, "Some Thoughts on Stepping Down after a Long Term of Deaning," The University of Toledo Law Review, 2004, and Cases and Text on the Law of Trusts , 2001.    


Robert Post received his B.A. from Harvard College in 1969, his J.D. from Yale in 1977 and his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1980.  In 1977-1978 he clerked for U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Chief Judge David L. Bazelon.  From 1978-1979 he clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan. He became an Associate at Williams & Connolly in 1980.  He began his career in legal education in 1983 as Acting Professor at The University of California, Berkeley, where he became Alexander F. and May T. Morrison Professor of Law in 1994. He has been the David Boies Professor of Law at Yale since 2003.
In 1994 he served as Chair of the AALS Constitutional Law Section. Professor Post's recent books include Prejudicial Appearances:  The Logic of American Antidiscrimination Law (with K. Appiah, J. Butler, T. Grey, and R. Siegel), published by Duke University Press 2001; Human Rights in Political Transitions (with C. Hesse), 1999, and Race and Representation (ed. with M. Rogin), 1998.  In 2001 he became a Councilor of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


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