AALS News – Spring 2023

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Q&A with AALS President Mark Alexander

Mark C. Alexander, The Arthur J. Kania Dean of the Villanova University Charles Widger School and President of the Association of American Law Schools, answered some questions about his background and his vision for AALS and for legal education.

Spotlight on Sections: Communications, Media, & Information Law

By Zaena Ballon

As part of the ongoing “Spotlight on Sections” series, AALS sat down with the leadership of the Section on Communications, Media, and Information Law for a Q&A. The section promotes the communication of ideas, interests, and activities among members and makes recommendations on matters of interest in the teaching and improvement of the law relating to mass communications.

2024 AALS Annual Meeting: Call for Hot Topic Sessions

If you would like to organize a session at the 2024 meeting without the need to persuade a section to adopt your proposal, consider submitting a proposal for a Hot Topic session.

2024 AALS Annual Meeting: Scholarly Papers Competition

To encourage and recognize outstanding legal scholarship and to broaden participation by junior faculty in the Annual Meeting program, AALS is sponsoring a call for papers for the 39th Annual AALS Scholarly Papers Competition.

AALS Deans Forum Steering Committee Creates Law Deans Clearinghouse for Student Mental Health

Members of the AALS Deans Forum Steering Committee have created a new resource to help law schools address issues related to student mental health and well-being.

Deans and Faculty Provide Guidance to Students and Graduates on Becoming a Law Teacher

This spring, AALS offered a webinar to demystify the hiring process for aspiring faculty and career professionals alike.

Update Your Information in the AALS Directory of Law Teachers

Tenured, tenure-track, long-term contract, and emeritus faculty are welcome to update their biographies in the Directory of Law Teachers at any time throughout the year. Log on to dlt.aals.org to update your biography.

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Nominations Sought for AALS President Elect, Executive Committee Positions

The Nominating Committee for 2024 would very much appreciate help in identifying strong candidates for President-Elect of the Association and for two open positions on the Executive Committee.

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Seeking Recommendations for AALS Committee Appointments

Thoughtful and effective volunteers are a vital element in the work of AALS, much of which is accomplished by a diverse group of committees organized around a wide range of issues in legal education. AALS President-Elect Melanie Wilson will soon begin to choose her committee appointments for 2024, and we seek assistance in identifying individuals for consideration.