The AALS Directory of Law Teachers, begun in 1922, is the most widely used “desk book” of deans and law teachers. The directory lists AALS member and fee-paid law schools, and contains biographical sketches of more than 10,000 law school Deans, tenured, tenure-track, long-term contract, and emeriti faculty. The directory also provides separate listings of these faculty members by subject matter taught, by those who identify as members of minority groups, and by those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. It also contains an abbreviated listing of professional staff and faculty administrators according to their professional role in academic affairs, admissions, alumni affairs, development, placement and student services.
The directory, prepared and edited by the Association staff and supported by West and Foundation Press, is distributed by AALS to all full-time teachers of member and fee-paid schools as a service to law faculty and law schools.
AALS has launched an online search function for the Directory. In addition to searching by name and school, the new search function can sort faculty members by subjects taught. Users may also execute sub-searches, including whether the instructor is currently teaching, for how many years the instructor has been teaching, and their seminar offering, among others. It also allows users to cross-search for multiple faculty and multiple subject areas at the same time. Participants in the directory have the opportunity to adjust their privacy settings so their listing reflects the amount of information they would like to be available online.
The quarterly Journal of Legal Education, published since 1948, is made available without cost to full-time faculty at member schools through the courtesy of West and Foundation Press, which print the Journal. The Journal is edited for a term of years by faculty at a member school or schools. Currently, Northeastern University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law are providing the editorial leadership, as well as administrative and financial support. The AALS provides some financial and mailing support. An editorial board of 12 faculty members reviews submissions and provides policy advice. The Journal addresses issues confronting legal educators, including curriculum development, teaching methods and scholarship, and serves as an outlet for emerging areas of scholarship and teaching. For more information on subscriptions, submissions, and copyright information, and to access the online repository for current and past issues of the Journal, visit www.aals.org/jle.
The AALS News is published four times a year, including a special issue in February that includes the AALS President’s Address at the Annual Meeting. The newsletter keeps readers abreast of Association activities, and provides information about awards programs and other opportunities of interest to law faculty. It is prepared and edited by the Association staff and printed by West and Foundation Press as a service to the Association and law faculty.
The Proceedings of the Association’s Annual Meeting contain texts of addresses at the Association luncheon, and transcripts of the meetings of the AALS House of Representatives. From time to time, reports of special projects or committees are published in the Proceedings. Copies of the Proceedings are distributed to member and fee-paid schools.
The Clinical Law Review is a semi-annual, peer-edited journal devoted to issues of lawyering theory and clinical legal education. It is jointly sponsored by the AALS, the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA), and New York University School of Law. The Review is edited, administered and financially supported by New York University School of Law.
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