Conference on Rebuilding Democracy & the Rule of Law

Orlando, FL

The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) is pleased to announce the Conference on Rebuilding Democracy and the Rule of Law, co-hosted by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). The virtual, nonpartisan conference will take place May 6 – 7, 2021, from 11 am – 6 pm Eastern/8 am – 3 pm Pacific.

There is a widespread sense, shared by those across the political spectrum, that crucial aspects of our democracy need reform. Although there is surely disagreement over the nature of the problems and the best solutions, few would deny that our democracy can be improved. The goal of the conference is to bring together law professors, lawyers, and others with expertise to consider how to rebuild democracy and strengthen the rule of law.

The conference will focus on four themes: (1) the presidency; (2) the electoral process; (3) race and voting rights; and (4) improving presidential elections. It will begin with a discussion of After Trump: Reconstructing the Presidency with its authors Bob Bauer and Jack Goldsmith. All law school faculty and deans will be invited to participate in the conference without charge.

Registration information will be available in the coming weeks. Learn more on the conference website.

AALS is currently calling for papers to be included in the conference record, as well as some papers that may be presented at the conference. Learn more at