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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Melanie D. Wilson
Washington & Lee University School of Law

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Austen L. Parrish
University of California, Irvine School of Law

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Past President

Mark C. Alexander
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

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Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer

Kellye Y. Testy

Executive Committee Members

Serving through 2024

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Kevin Washburn
University of Iowa College of Law


Eloisa C. Rodriguez-Dod
Florida International University College of Law


Serving through 2025

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Anthony W. Crowell
New York Law School

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Renée McDonald Hutchins
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Serving through 2026

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Risa Goluboff
University of Virginia School of Law

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John Valery White
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law