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 Executive Committee appoints the Executive Director, who serves as the Association’s Chief Executive Officer and Secretary. The six non-officer members of the Executive Committee serve staggered, three-year terms. The Executive Committee meets four times each year and occasionally between meetings by conference call.


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Vincent D. Rougeau
Boston College Law School

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Erwin Chemerinsky
University of California, Berkeley

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Past President

Darby Dickerson
Southwestern Law School

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Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer

Judith Areen

Executive Committee Members

Serving through 2021

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D. Benjamin Barros
University of Toledo College of Law


Serving through 2022

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Austen L. Parrish
Indiana University Maurer School of Law

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Melanie D. Wilson
University of Tennessee College of Law

Serving through 2023

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Danielle Conway
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson

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Daniel M. Filler
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law