Workshops to Support Transition to Teaching for New Law Faculty
AALS will again welcome new law school faculty with one to three years of experience to a specialized workshop from June 7–9 in Washington, D.C. The Workshop for New Law School Teachers is designed to support faculty in their transition into full-time teaching, as they learn to balance and embrace the competing demands of teaching, scholarship, and institutional service required in an academic career.
The planning committee has arranged strong programming, including several opportunities for the incoming faculty cohort to network and build relationships. This year’s program also includes sessions designed for clinical and experiential faculty. Attendees will participate in interactive sessions with experienced law school teachers focused on the following topics:
- Why Scholarship Matters
- Breakout Sessions on Scholarship: Clinical/Experiential Legal Education, Designing Your Research Agenda from Scratch, Pursuing Your Research Agenda
- Building Relationships and Distributing Your Ideas
- AALS Luncheon on How to Become an Excellent Classroom Teacher
- Exploring the Range of Service Opportunities
- Breakout Sessions on Clinicians and Service, Internal Service Requirements, Service Outside the Academy
- Diversity and Inclusion Inside and Outside the Classroom
- Teaching Techniques
- Reflections on Teaching
- Learning Theory
The knowledge shared and gained during this annual workshop is valuable for more than incoming first-year teachers; AALS will welcome a diverse group of faculty hired over the past three years as tenure-track, contract, or visiting assistant professors.
For more information about the AALS Workshop for New Law School Teachers, visit the conference website at