If you would like to organize your own session at the 2025 meeting without being connected to a particular section, consider submitting a proposal for a Hot Topic session. These programs, focusing on topics that emerged too late in the year to be included in other types of programs, require no set format. Most Hot Topic sessions are structured as a traditional panel with four or five presenters followed by a question-and-answer period. We encourage you to be innovative and consider formats that are more interactive than the panel model.

The 2025 Annual Meeting’s theme, selected by AALS President Melanie Wilson, is “Courage in Action.” The Program Committee encourages organizers to consider the theme in framing their proposals, though it is not a requirement for submission or acceptance.

Hot Topic session proposals should be submitted by October 14, 2024.

Learn more and submit a proposal.