By Mark Alexander, AALS President and Dean, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
As legal educators, we have a unique role in shaping future lawyers. From curriculum development to administrative decisions to mentoring students, our actions today directly impact the legal profession of tomorrow. It may not be obvious, but part of our responsibility in legal education is to help our students learn to lead. Why? It’s all part of how we participate in society—how we all work to Defend Democracy.