The AALS Nominating Committee for 2016 Officers and Members of the Executive Committee met at the AALS Office in Washington, D.C. in September to consider nominations from faculty members and deans at AALS member schools. The committee is proud to recommend three individuals whose careers exemplify dedication to teaching, scholarship, and service to AALS and to legal education. At the second meeting of the AALS House of Representatives on Saturday, January 9, 3:30 p.m., the committee will present the following nominations:
Paul Marcus is the Haynes Professor of Law at the College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law. He received an AB and JD from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Professor Marcus joined the faculty at William and Mary Law School in 1992, having previously taught at the University of Illinois College of Law and served as Dean of the University of Arizona College of Law. Following graduation from law school, he clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and later worked at Loeb & Loeb LLP in Los Angeles. Over his career, Professor Marcus has been a visiting professor at the University of Geneva, University of Melbourne, University of Puerto Rico, University of San Diego, and the University of Texas.
Professor Marcus has been an active contributor to AALS. He served a three-year term on the AALS Executive Committee from 2011-2013 and on numerous other committees, most recently the AALS Committee on Audit and Association Investment Policy, and the AALS Committee on Research.
Professor Marcus is also a member of the American Bar Association’s Committee on the Rules of Criminal Procedure and Evidence, Committee on International Criminal Law, and Committee on Law School Curriculum. From 2004-2007, he served as co-reporter for the National Right to Counsel Committee. He is also the founder of the Literature and the Law Program at the Central Virginia Regional Jail.
His areas of expertise include criminal law, criminal procedure, entertainment litigation, and copyright law. Among numerous books and articles, Professor Marcus is the author of “Criminal Procedure in Practice” (8th ed., 2014), “The Entrapment Defense” (4th ed., 2009), and “The Prosecution and Defense of Criminal Conspiracy Cases” (7th ed., 2010). He served as co-author of the casebook “Cases and Materials on Copyright and Other Aspects of Entertainment Litigation including Unfair Competition, Defamation, Privacy” (8th ed., 2014).
Professor Marcus regularly serves as advisor to counsel in criminal matters on a pro bono basis. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award, University of Arizona; Volunteer of the Year Award, Williamsburg Big Brothers Mentoring Program; the Walter L. Williams, Jr. Teaching Award; and was selected in 2010 to receive the Commonwealth’s Outstanding Faculty Award, Virginia’s highest honor for professors.
Alicia Alvarez is Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Community and Economic Development Clinic at The University of Michigan Law School. She received a BA from Loyola University of Chicago, and a JD from Boston College Law School.
Professor Alvarez’s career has been devoted to helping low-income communities in the United States and internationally. She was a staff attorney at Business and Professional People for the Public Interest and the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago where she handled individual and class action cases in the areas of housing, employment, and consumer and disability benefits. Professor Alvarez later founded and directed the Community Development Clinic at DePaul University College of Law and taught in the Asylum and Immigration Clinic and the Civil Litigation Clinic. Professor Alvarez was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of El Salvador and a visiting professor at the University of Valencia and Boston College Law School.
Professor Alvarez joined The University of Michigan Law School faculty in 2006. She has worked with the Community and Economic Development Clinic on issues affecting nonprofit and community-based organizations and also taught in the Michigan Clinical Law Program, where she focused on employment law. In addition to her clinical work in the United States, she has consulted with legal clinics throughout Latin America.
From 2012-2014, Professor Alvarez served on the Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education. She served on the AALS Membership Review Committee from 2012-2014 and served as Chair from 2013-2014.
Professor Alvarez studies issues facing low-income communities and clinical education. She is the co-author of “Introduction to Transactional Lawyering Practice” (2013). Her scholarship has examined the role of community development clinics and clinical methodologies. Most recently, her chapter “One Community Economic Development Clinic’s Seminar and the Challenges in Connecting the Work of the Clinic to the Work of the Client” appeared in “Transforming the Education of Lawyers: The Theory and Practice of Clinical Pedagogy” (2014).
Vincent D. Rougeau
Vincent D. Rougeau is Dean of Boston College Law School. He received an AB from Brown University and a JD from Harvard Law School where he served as articles editor of the Harvard Human Rights Journal.
Dean Rougeau became Dean of Boston College Law School in 2011. Prior to embarking on his academic career, he worked at Morrison & Foerster LLP in Washington, D.C. on issues relating to bank regulations, real estate, and international trade. From 1991-1997, he taught at Loyola University School of Law, Chicago before becoming Professor of Law at Notre Dame Law School in 1998. He served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Notre Dame from 1999-2002.
At Boston College Law School, Dean Rougeau has continued his interest in teaching. He has taught first-year contracts, real estate transactions, and seminars in Catholic social teaching and immigration and multiculturalism. He also has worked to support the school’s efforts to offer a more holistic approach to student services and expand the recruitment of a diverse student body.
Dean Rougeau was elected in 2011 to the American Law Institute. He currently serves as Senior Fellow at the Contextual Theology Centre in London, where he researches broad-based community organizing, immigration, and citizenship in the U.K. as part of the Just Communities Project.
Dean Rougeau studies contracts, real estate law, and law and religion. He also is an expert in Catholic social thought. He is the author of “Christians in the American Empire: Faith and Citizenship in the New World Order” (2008), and his current scholarship explores the relationship between religious identity and notions of democratic citizenship. He also has spoken and written extensively about reform in legal education.