The deadline to submit a proposal for the 2021 AALS Annual Meeting has been extended to May 15. This deadline applies to proposals for programs in the following categories:
Hot Topic proposals are due October 19. Proposals directly related to the outcome of the November 2020 elections and that could not be proposed in time for the October deadline are due November 16.
These RFPs, solicited by the AALS Program Committee and Committee on Arc of Career Programs, are faculty members’ chance to organize a session at the Annual Meeting without being affiliated with a particular AALS Section.
The 2021 Annual Meeting’s theme, selected by AALS President Darby Dickerson, is “The Power of Words.” The Program Committee encourages organizers to consider the theme in framing their proposals, though it is not a requirement for submission or acceptance. The Committee also encourages proposals that depart from the typical panel format.
Successful proposals for prior Annual Meeting Arc of Career sessions have addressed such issues as:
The Committee on Arc of Career Programs hopes to receive proposals for all legal education professionals, including tenure and tenure-track faculty, contract and special faculty, administrators, and other constituencies.