AALS News – Fall 2019

AALS President Vicki Jackson

Law Schools and Civic Education

By Vicki C. Jackson, AALS President and Thurgood Marshall Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School

“Without a public knowledgeable of the practices, institutions and attitudes that support constitutional democracy, maintaining the commitments of both law and democracy becomes much more difficult.”

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Vincent D. Rougeau

Nominations for President-Elect and New Executive Committee Members

The AALS Nominating Committee for 2020 Officers and Members of the Executive Committee met in September to consider nominations from faculty members and deans at AALS member schools. At the Meeting of the House of Representatives at the AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on Saturday, January 4, 2020, the Committee will present three nominees to the House.

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Keep Up With the Latest Ideas in Legal Education with New AALS Services

AALS has launched a few new services to assist faculty in following the latest ideas in legal education including a listing of faculty books, a weekly digest of blog postings, and a calendar of symposia at law schools across the country.

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Ruqaiijah A. Yearby

Spotlight on Sections: Section on Law, Medicine, and Health Care

By Barbra Elenbaas and Alyssa Greenstein

The AALS met up with the leadership of the Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care to learn more about developments in the field and plans for the section at the AALS Annual Meeting and beyond.

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Spotlight on Sections: Section on Family and Juvenile Law

By Barbra Elenbaas and Alyssa Greenstein

The Section on Family and Juvenile Law promotes the development and exchange of information relating to teaching and research in the fields of family and juvenile law and promotes collaborative action among those individuals having an interest in these fields. AALS caught up with the leaders of the section to learn about the section and its activities.

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AALS Announces Section of the Year

The Section on Environmental Law and Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research were named AALS Sections of the Year. The annual award recognizes excellence in legal education through members activities and support that promotes the association’s core values.

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Journal of Legal Education Issue on the Latest Innovations and Findings in Legal Pedagogy

The recently released issue 68-2 of the Journal of Legal Education focuses on the latest innovations and findings in legal pedagogy. This first issue edited by American University Washington College of Law also explores what legal education can learn from other disciplines.

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2020 Annual Meeting: Hot Topic Programs Announced

Check out the latest additions to the Annual Meeting covering recent developments in law and legal education.

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AALS Announces 2020 Section Award Winners

AALS is proud to announce the winners of its 2020 section awards for excellence in legal education.

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