By AALS President Paul Marcus, William & Mary Law School
“When I became AALS President during the first week of January at our Annual Meeting in San Francisco, I spoke of the need to ensure access to justice in the U.S. and the role law schools can and do play in that effort.
Little did I know then, however, that we would soon be put to an extreme test.”
The 2018 Nominating Committee would appreciate your help in identifying strong candidates for President-Elect of the Association and for two open positions on the Executive Committee (three-year terms).
AALS President-Elect Wendy Perdue will soon begin to choose her committee appointments for 2018, and we seek your assistance in identifying individuals for consideration.
AALS met with the leadership of the Section on State and Local Government Law in January 2017 to discuss section activities, Annual Meeting programming and the state of the field.
We met with the leadership of the Section on Election Law in January 2017 to discuss section activities, Annual Meeting programming and the state of the field.
By Deborah Jones Merritt, John Deaver Drinko/Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Faculty Perspectives is a new ongoing series in which AALS presents authored opinion articles from law faculty on a variety of issues important to legal education and the legal profession. The first submission for the series is from Deborah Merritt (Ohio State), “Validity, Competence, and the Bar Exam.”
AALS presents the 2017 Chairs and Chairs-Elect for the association’s 101 sections.
The Journal of Legal Education (JLE) recently released its Spring 2017 issue, including a detailed history of the founding of the AALS Section on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues and articles addressing the ABA Accreditation Standard 405(c).
“The story of the admirable efforts by law faculty members and students to meet these great needs is not well-publicized. But our story, as members of AALS, is all about dedicated students and faculty members across the United States who diligently pursue the goal of equal justice for all by providing sorely needed legal representation.”
On June 22-24, 2017, AALS will again offer the annual Workshop for New Law Teachers in Washington D.C.
The Association of American Law Schools is pleased to announce the inaugural AALS Section of the Year Award. This award recognizes excellence in member support and other activities that promote AALS Core Values.
While the directory is printed once a year, tenured, tenure-track, long-term contract, and emeritus faculty are welcome to update their biographies at any time throughout the year at dlt.aals.org.