New Law Teachers at Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting Programming for New Law School Teachers

New law school teachers are the future of the legal academy. To encourage these legal educators to take advantage of the networking and professional development opportunities at the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco, AALS is again offering a 50 percent discounted registration rate for law school faculty in their first three years of teaching.
There are many sessions focusing on the issues and concerns shared by new law faculty. Several AALS sections have planned special programs that bring together junior and senior law faculty to help newer faculty develop their scholarship and teaching skills and connect with their more experienced colleagues. Other sessions at the meeting will consider how new law teachers can get the most out of becoming involved in AALS and succeed at each phase of their legal career.
Additional program details can be found at

San Francisco Travel Association photo

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Tuesday, January 3


5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

A Session for First Time Meeting Attendees – What is AALS and Why Does It Matter for My Career? And How Do I Get the Most Out of the Annual Meeting? (Sponsored by Boston University School of Law)

Wednesday, January 4


3:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Balance in Legal Education— Understanding and Connecting the Student Experience
Criminal Justice – Criminal Law and Procedure Works-in-Progress
Joint Program of Employment Discrimination Law and Labor Relations and Employment Law — New and Emerging Voices in Workplace Law
Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research – New Scholars Showcase (Sponsored by The Froebe Group)
Property Law – Property Law Works-in-Progress
Professional Responsibility – Professional Responsibility Works-in-Progress Workshop

Thursday, January 5


3:30 pm – 5:15 pm

Administrative Law – New Voices in Administrative Law Works-in-Progress
Law and the Social Sciences — Empirical Methods for Lawyers
Law, Medicine and Health Care – Works-in-Progress for New Health Law Teachers
Legislation & Law of the Political Process – New Voices in Legislation Works-in-Progress
National Security Law – New Voices in National Security Scholarship Works-in-Progress
Poverty Law – Charting the Past, Projecting the Future: New Directions in Poverty Law Works-in-Progress
Socio-Economics— Principles of Socio-Economics in Teaching Scholarship and Service

Friday, January 6


8:45 am – 4 pm

AALS Workshop for Pretenured Law School Teachers of Color

10:30 am – 12:15 pm

New Law Professors – Getting by with a Little Help from My Friends: Mentorship in Teaching and Scholarship

Saturday, January 7


8:30 am – 10:15 am

East Asian Law & Society – Research in Progress: Call for Papers
Women in Legal Education – Speed Mentoring