AALS News – Winter 2020

Darby Dickerson

2020 AALS Presidential Address

By Darby Dickerson, AALS President and Dean, UIC John Marshall Law School

“We can use our words to create change. We can use our scholarship to inspire policymakers and others who hold power to enact changes that will create a more just and equitable society. We can write … to help citizens understand the value of a civic education and the rule of law.”

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Judith Areen

Report of the AALS Executive Director to the House of Representatives

By Judith Areen

AALS Executive Director Judith Areen details 2019 association activities in her report to the AALS House of Representatives.

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law school graduates

AALS Survey: Law Class of 2019 Contributed More
Than $111 Million Worth of Pro Bono Legal Services

For the fourth consecutive year, AALS 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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Washington, DC

Law Faculty Convene in the Nation’s Capital to Explore and Strengthen the Pillars of Democracy

By Janessa Sambola-Harris

More than 2,400 law school faculty, deans, professional staff, and exhibitors gathered in Washington, D.C., January 2-5 at the 2020 AALS Annual Meeting.

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Mary Adkins, University of Florida, Levin College of Law

Spotlight on Sections: Legal Writing, Reasoning, & Research

By Barbra Elenbaas

As part of the ongoing “Spotlight on Sections” series, AALS sat down with the leadership of the Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research at the AALS Annual Meeting to discuss the state of the field and activities for the coming year.

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Orlando, FL

AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education

AALS organizes the AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education each year to provide a space dedicated to the unique and often pressing opportunities, challenges, and teaching moments present in law school clinics and professional development for law teachers.

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San Francisco

Propose a Program for the 2021 AALS Annual Meeting

Want to be a speaker at the AALS Annual Meeting? Two AALS committees have requested program proposals for Arc of Career professional development sessions and Open Source programs covering a variety of session types.

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Nominations Sought for AALS President-Elect, Executive Committee

The Nominating Committee for 2021 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.

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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.

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