AALS News – Fall 2017

AALS President Paul Marcus

Reflecting on the Past, Preparing for the Future

A Q & A with AALS President Paul Marcus

The last four decades have seen tremendous changes in our country’s law schools. Professor Marcus recently sat down with AALS News to discuss the past, present, and future of legal education. An extended version of the interview is available as a podcast.

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Vicki Jackson, Harvard Law School

Nominations for President-Elect and New Executive Committee Members

The committee is proud to recommend three individuals whose careers exemplify dedication to teaching, scholarship, and service to AALS and to legal education: Vicki Jackson, Harvard Law School, for President-Elect and Mark Alexander, Dean, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, and Gillian Lester, Dean, Columbia Law School.

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Sections of the Year Honorees Announced

The Association of American Law Schools is pleased to announce that the winners of the inaugural AALS Section of the Year Award are the Sections on Clinical Legal Education and Women in Legal Education.

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Elena Maria Marty-Nelson, Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law

Spotlight on Sections: Minority Groups

The chair of the AALS Section on Minority Groups spoke with AALS about the work of the section’s members throughout the year and activities at the Annual Meeting.

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Judith W. Wegner, University of North Carolina School of Law

Spotlight on Sections: Empirical Study of Legal Education and the Legal Profession

AALS met with the leadership of the new Section on Empirical Study of Legal Education and the Legal Profession for a discussion on the importance of the formation of the section and their goals for the future.

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2017 Annual Meeting Hot Topic Program

2018 Annual Meeting Hot Topic Programs

Hot topic programs at the AALS Annual Meeting highlight important and timely topics on some of society and law’s most pressing issues. The following programs have been selected for 2018.

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ABA Council Votes to Reject Proposed Change in Full-Time Faculty Standard

The Council for the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, at its meeting on November 3 in Boston, Massachusetts, voted to reject a proposal from the ABA Standards Review Committee to revise Standard 403(a).

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Blake D. Morant, Dean, The George Washington University Law School and 2015 AALS President

Faculty Perspectives: Lawyers as Heroes

Excerpts from Dean Blake D. Morant’s speech to the ABA House of Delegates as a member of the ABA Committee on Issues of Concern to the Legal Profession.

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Scholarly Papers Presentation at the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting

AALS Announces 2018 Scholarly Papers Competition Winners

AALS proudly announces the winners of the 2018 AALS Scholarly Papers Competition for law school faculty members in the field for five years or fewer. The competition’s selection committee recognized the following outstanding papers.

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