AALS News – Spring 2016

University of Washington School of Law Dean Kellye Y. Testy speaking at the 2016 AALS Annual Meeting

Q&A with AALS President Kellye Y. Testy

By Barbra Elenbaas

Kellye Y. Testy, Dean of the University of Washington School of Law, became President of the Association of American Law Schools at the Annual Meeting on January 9, 2016. AALS sat down with Dean Testy to discuss her background and vision for the association and for legal education.

Read more

2015-2016 Annual Survey Results

2016 AALS Membership Survey

By Barbra Elenbaas

Earlier this year, AALS asked faculty and staff from AALS Member Schools for their opinions about the association’s activities, and to comment on what the organization could do to provide better service.

Read more

2017 Annual Meeting Theme: Why Law Matters

By AALS President Kellye Y. Testy

“The role of law in society is insufficiently understood or appreciated. From students to the general public to university presidents/provosts to leaders of major foundations, law is often seen too narrowly as being only a system of dispute resolution rather than in its broader role of creating the ecosystem for human flourishing.”

Read more

Laurent Sacharoff, University of Arkansas School of Law – Fayetteville (Chair)

Spotlight on Sections: Criminal Justice

By Barbra Elenbaas

The Section on Criminal Justice promotes the communication of ideas, interests, and activities among members and facilitates and promotes the development of the scholarly, pedagogic, and public service efforts of Section members.

Read more

Anders Walker, Saint Louis University School of Law (Chair)

Spotlight on Sections: Section on Legal History

The Section on Legal History seeks to foster interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching in the broad field of legal history, promote discussion of ideas relating to teaching and research in the history of all legal systems of the present and the past, and mentor scholars in the rich traditions and disciplines of historical legal studies.

Read more

The AALS House of Representatives elected Paul Marcus, William & Mary Law School, as 2016 President-Elect and Alicia Alvarez, University of Michigan Law School, and Vincent D. Rougeau, Dean, Boston College Law School, as new members of the AALS Executive Committee.

Nominations for AALS President-Elect, Executive Committee Members and Recommendations for AALS Committee Members

The 2017 AALS Nominating Committee invites faculty at AALS Member Schools to suggest candidates for President-Elect and for two open positions on the Executive Committee for three-year terms. AALS President-Elect Paul Marcus seeks recommendations for committee openings.

Read more

Conference attendees enjoy the Opening Plenary Session.

Photos from the 2016 AALS Clinical Conference

A photo collage of events at the 2016 AALS Clinical Conference in Baltimore, MD.

Read more

Randy E. Barnett, Georgetown University Law Center, addresses attendees at the 2015 AALS New Law Teachers Workshop.

AALS Workshop for New Law School Teachers

The 34th Workshop for New Law School Teachers will be held June 9-11, 2016 in Washington, D.C. The workshop is designed for new law teachers regardless of subject area.

Read more

Jill Fraley, Washington and Lee University School of Law, accepts the 2016 AALS Scholarly Papers Competition Award.

Call for Symposium Proposals and Scholarly Papers for the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting

The Association of American Law Schools is pleased to request proposals for the Symposium to be held at the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco. AALS is also sponsoring a call for papers for the 32nd annual AALS Scholarly Papers Competition.

Read more

Fulbright Scholar Program Logo

Fulbright Scholar Program

The Fulbright Scholar Program is offering more than 90 awards in the field of law.

Read more