AALS News – Winter 2017 Anchor

2017 AALS President Paul Marcus, William & Mary Law School, at the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting

2017 Presidential Address

By AALS President Paul Marcus, William & Mary Law School

“Ours is a story less well-publicized. This story is about dedicated students and faculty members across the United States who diligently pursue the goal of equal justice for all by providing sorely needed legal representation.”

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Exhibit Hall at 2017 AALS Annual Meeting

2017 AALS Annual Meeting Roundup

More than 2,500 law school faculty, deans, and staff attended the 111th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools from January 3-7, 2017, in San Francisco. The meeting’s theme was “Why Law Matters.”

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Presidential Report on 2016

By AALS Past-President Kellye Y. Testy, Dean, University of Washington School of Law

“When I chose ‘Why Law Matters’ as my theme last year, I was choosing something that I believe in from my life experience: the importance of the rule of law for human flourishing … Little did I know, as time went by, how the events of our day would make that theme even more relevant.”

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Judy Areen, Executive Director of AALS, at the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting

Executive Director Report on 2016

Highlights from AALS Executive Director Judy Areen’s report on 2016 presented at the Annual Meeting of the work AALS has undertaken this year.

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AALS Survey: Law Class of 2016 Contributed More Than $52 Million Worth of Pro Bono Legal Services

AALS has launched an annual project to calculate law schools’ collective contributions to the delivery of much-needed legal services through clinics, other experiential courses, and pro bono activities of law students.

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Microsoft President Brad Smith Looks to the Future of Legal Education in AALS Plenary Address

Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft, Inc., delivered the plenary address at the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting and discussed what it means to be a lawyer and a legal educator today in the United States.

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Arc of Career Program at the 2017 Annual Meeting

Q&A: Annual Meeting Developments, New Programs, and the Push for Higher Quality

AALS spoke with the chairs of two committees who are leading the charge toward rising speaker participation, higher session quality, and greater depth and breadth of subject material.

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JLE Autumn 2016 Cover

Journal of Legal Education, Winter 2017

The JLE released its Winter 2017 issue in January. This issue is focused on research and analysis of legal education reforms globally.

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Submit Proposals for Programs at 2018 AALS Annual Meeting

The Program Committee for the 2018 AALS Annual Meeting is pleased to request proposals for the following open submission programs and Arc of Career sessions.

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2016 Clinical Conference Session

2017 AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education

Registration is now open for the 40th Annual AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, focused this year on teaching students flexible, transferable skills during a tumultuous time in clinical legal education.

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President's Panel on Diversity at the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting

Podcasts, Presenter Materials from AALS 2017 Now Online

More than 150 podcasts from the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco are now available online.

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