Open Source programs are traditional scholarly programs other than those sponsored by an AALS Section. Proposals are due April 12.
Discussion Groups provide a setting for discussions among a small group of invited participants. Proposals are due April 12.
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 10.
Hot Topic programs focus on topics that emerge too late in the year to be included in other types of programs. Proposals due October 18.
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. This year, the Committee on Arc of Career Programs particularly encourages proposals for programs on topics related to lessons learned from the pandemic, among other topics listed in the full Request for Proposals.
Successful proposals for prior Annual Meeting sessions have addressed such issues as:
The Lateral Experience – Deans and Hiring Committee Chairs
Opportunities and Challenges for LGBTQ+ Persons in Leadership in Law Schools
Tweeting, Gramming: Social Media for the Legal Academic
Teaching Abroad: For Visitorships, Sabbaticals, Retirements and Summer Programs
Becoming an Associate Dean: New Challenges the Multiple Associate Model Brings to Managing Communication and Conflict
What to Make of Student Evaluations
Building Bridges and Social Justice Through Collaborative Centers and Initiatives
Encore Faculty: Preparing For Life Beyond the Legal Academy
Design Thinking for Law Professors
Opportunities and Challenges for Faculty of Color in Skills-Focused Law Teaching and Law Administration
Branching Out in Your Post-Tenure Career
Chartering New Waters: Clinicians’ Post-Tenure Reflections
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 12. Questions may be directed to email@example.com.