AALS News – Winter 2018

Wendy Perdue takes the helm as AALS President in a speech to the AALS House of Representatives on Friday, January 5, 2018

2018 Presidential Address: Building Bridges

By AALS President Wendy Collins Perdue, Dean, University of Richmond School of Law

“Over the last few years, there has been much focus within the legal academy on bridging theory and practice. And that work should continue. But at this moment in time, we lawyers, and educators of lawyers-to-be, need to be building other bridges as well, and teaching our budding lawyers to build bridges in a different way too.”

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AALS 2018 Opening Plenary session

2018 Annual Meeting Highlights

San Diego’s sunny days and ocean breeze were host to 2,300 law faculty, deans, professional staff, and exhibitors who gathered January 3-6 at the 2018 AALS Annual Meeting. The unifying theme of the meeting, chosen last year by 2017 AALS President Paul Marcus, was “Access to Justice.”

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Paul Marcus, William & Mary Law School, at the 2018 AALS Annual Meeting

AALS President’s Report on 2017

By AALS Past-President Paul Marcus, William & Mary Law School

Paul Marcus reflects on his year as AALS President in a speech to the AALS House of Representatives on Thursday, January 4, 2018.

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AALS Executive Director Judy Areen at the 2018 AALS Annual Meeting

Executive Director Report on 2017

By Judith Areen

Highlights from AALS Executive Director Judith Areen’s report on 2017 association activities presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 4, 2018.

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AALS Associate Director Ginger Patterson at the 2018 AALS Annual Meeting

AALS Seeks Associate Director

AALS is seeking a tenured member of the faculty (or an emeritus faculty member) at an AALS member school to serve as Associate Director, beginning in the summer of 2018 when Professor Elizabeth (Ginger) Patterson finishes her term.

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AALS Survey: Law Class of 2017 Contributed More Than $81 Million Worth of Pro Bono Legal Services

In November 2017, AALS again measured how much law schools contribute to the delivery of much-needed legal services through clinics, other experiential courses, and pro bono activities of law students.

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A photo from an AALS Section on Taxation panel

Spotlight on Sections: Taxation

AALS caught up with Lawrence Zelenak (now Immediate Past Chair) and Shu-Yi Oei (Chair) onsite at the 2018 Annual Meeting in San Diego to discuss the changing taxation landscape and the Section’s activities.

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JLE Autumn 2016 Cover

Journal of Legal Education Publishes Fall 2017 Issue

The Autumn 2017 issue of the Journal of Legal Education takes an introspective look at legal education and law school, and includes an “At The Lectern” piece and three book reviews.

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AALS Presidents, 2016-2019: Vicki Jackson, Harvard Law (2019); Wendy Perdue, Dean, Richmond Law (2018); and Paul Marcus, William & Mary Law (2017)

Nominations Sought for AALS President-Elect, Executive Committee Positions

The Nominating Committee for 2019 would very much appreciate your help in identifying strong candidates for President-Elect of the Association and for two open positions on the Executive Committee (three-year terms).

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Seeking Recommendations for AALS Committee Appointments

AALS President-Elect Vicki Jackson will soon begin to choose her committee appointments for 2019, and we seek your assistance in identifying individuals for consideration.

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Photo from the 2017 AALS Clinical Conference

2018 Conference on Clinical Legal Education

Registration is now open for the 41st Annual Conference on Clinical Legal Education to be held in Chicago from April 29 – May 2.

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2018 Section Award Winners

AALS is proud to announce the winners of its 2018 section awards for excellence in legal education.

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Submit Proposals for 2019 Annual Meeting Open Submission Programs

The AALS Program Committee for the 2019 Annual Meeting is pleased to request proposals for open submission programs for the meeting to be held January 3-5, 2019 in New Orleans. Open submission programs are your opportunity to organize sessions without being affiliated with any particular AALS Section.

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Hot Topic program during AALS 2018

Photo Gallery of 2018 Annual Meeting

View photos from the Annual Meeting.

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Podcasts, Presenter Materials from AALS 2018 Now Online

Presentation materials and more than 150 podcasts from the 2018 AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego are now available online.

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