AALS is proud to announce that Michael A. Olivas is the recipient of the 2018 AALS Triennial Award for Lifetime Service to Legal Education and to the Legal Profession, an award which Executive Committee member Erwin Chemerinsky (Dean, University of California, Berkeley School of Law) describes as “a law professor’s Hall of Fame”.
By AALS President Wendy Collins Perdue, Dean, University of Richmond School of Law
Happy academic new year! Each year at this time, deans and faculty hone their message of welcome. Mine will focus on the external: reminding our students of the role of lawyers in our society and the expectations that go with that role.
The 113th Annual Meeting will take place January 2 – 6, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Under the theme of “Building Bridges,” the meeting is an opportunity to connect and collaborate with colleagues, discuss critical and emerging legal issues, and attend programs focused on fresh perspectives on law and legal education.
AALS sat down Rebecca Haw Allensworth, Chair of the Section on Antitrust and Economic Regulation to discuss section activities at the AALS Annual Meeting and beyond.
AALS caught up with the leadership of the Section on Environmental Law to learn more about their activities at the AALS Annual Meeting and to discuss current issues facing environmental law.
Next year’s clinical conference will include a revamped schedule with new types of sessions. Submit a proposal by September 25.
The Workshop for New Law School Teachers welcomed more than 60 law faculty to Washington, D.C. from June 7-9. The workshop was a two-day exploration into the fundamentals of law teaching.
The Spring 2018 issue of the Journal of Legal Education takes up foundational and contemporary legal education issues and welcomes American University Washington College of Law as new co-editor.