Have a great idea for programming at the AALS Annual Meeting? Organize an Arc of Career or Open Source session without being affiliated with an AALS Section.
This category includes four types of programs:
Open Source programs are traditional scholarly programs other than those sponsored by an AALS Section. Proposals are due April 13.
Discussion Groups provide a setting for discussions among a small group of invited participants. Proposals are due April 13.
Symposia are extended sessions (half-day or longer) that focus on in-depth scholarly exploration of a topic of academic interest. Proposals are due May 11.
Hot Topic programs focus on topics that emerge too late in the year to be included in other types of programs. Proposals due October 19. Proposals directly related to the outcome of the November 2020 elections that could not be proposed in time for the October deadline are due November 16.
Proposals are solicited and reviewed by the Program Committee for the 2021 Annual Meeting.
Arc of Career
Arc of Career sessions address a broad range of professional development topics for faculty and administrators.
Successful proposals for prior Annual Meeting sessions have addressed such issues as:
Transitioning from academia to government service and back again;
The pros and cons of a lateral move;
Marketing your scholarship;
Finding a mentor within and outside your institution;
How to mentor faculty both pre- and post-tenure, and;
How to think about and prepare your tenure package.
Proposals are solicited and reviewed by the Committee on Arc of Career Programs. The Committee hopes to receive proposals for all legal education professionals, including tenure and tenure-track faculty, contract and special faculty, administrators, and other constituencies.
Arc of Career Program proposals are due April 13. Questions may be directed to [email protected].