AALS News – Spring 2021


Conference on Rebuilding Democracy and the Rule of Law

Videos are now available from the AALS Conference on Rebuilding Democracy and the Rule of Law. The conference, co-hosted by the ABA and LSAC, analyzed the health of our democracy, explored who is responsible for protecting it, and presented reforms related to the presidency, the electoral process, race and voting rights, and presidential elections.

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2021 AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education

More than 1,300 legal educators registered to attend the virtual 2021 AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, held April 28 to May 1. The meeting’s theme, “Reckoning with our Past & Building for the Future,” focused discussions and programming on the unique challenges clinical legal educators and their law students face in a highly polarized world.

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Spotlight on Sections: Torts & Compensation Systems

As part of the ongoing “Spotlight on Sections” series, AALS sat down with the leadership of the Section on Torts & Compensation Systems to discuss the state of the field and upcoming section initiatives.

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Spotlight on Sections: Education Law

The leadership of the Section on Education Law discussed recent issues in the field as well as plans for the section in this “Spotlight on Sections” interview.

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Nominations for the 2021 AALS Triennial Award for Lifetime Service to Legal Education and the Law

AALS is seeking nominations for the Triennial Award. The honor formally recognizes lifetime service to legal education by a faculty member or retired faculty member at an AALS member school.

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Workshop for New Law School Teachers

The AALS Workshop for New Law School Teachers returns in a virtual format this summer, June 3-4, and will connect new faculty with inspirational scholars to provide a solid foundation for their careers.

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Recordings of AALS Events Available On-Demand

Law school faculty and staff can browse content from AALS meetings and webinars on the AALS website.

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Organize a Session at the 2022 Annual Meeting

AALS is accepting proposals for Hot Topic programs at the 2022 Annual Meeting.

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AALS Scholarly Papers Competition

The AALS Scholarly Papers competition is open to new and emerging law faculty, who have been teaching for five years or fewer. The deadline to submit a paper for the competition is August 5, 2021.

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