AALS News – Summer 2019

AALS President Vicki Jackson

President’s Message: Legal Scholarship and Knowledge Institutions in Constitutional Democracy

By Vicki C. Jackson, AALS President and Thurgood Marshall Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School

“Law schools play special roles in protecting our constitutional system, through the scholarship their faculty produce and through how they educate their students to become lawyers, judges, and other participants in our legal system.”

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2020 AALS Annual Meeting: Pillars of Democracy – Law, Representation, and Knowledge

Washington, D.C. serves as the host for 2020 AALS Annual Meeting, January 2-5. Learn more about programming, speaking opportunities, and networking events at the meeting.

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Section on Contracts panel

Spotlight on Sections: Section on Contracts

AALS caught up with the leadership of the Section on Contracts to learn more about the latest developments in the field and plans for the section at the AALS Annual Meeting and beyond.

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Section on Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities panel

Spotlight on Sections: Section on Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities

Leaders from the Section on Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities discuss the role of pro bono and public service in legal education as well as plans for the section this year.

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Section on Technology, Law, and Legal Education Summer Webinar Series

This summer, the AALS Section on Technology, Law & Legal Education offered a new way for law faculty to learn about the latest developments in legal technology and innovations in the classroom.

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NLT 2019 luncheon speaker

Highlights from the 2019 AALS Workshop for New Law School Teachers

AALS helped get teaching careers off to a great start and welcomed more than 70 new law school faculty to a workshop held in Washington, DC. Attendees heard from a roster of inspirational scholars and teachers who gave advice on how to balance the many demands of an academic career.

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Clinical 2019 Concurrent Session

Highlights from the 2019 AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education

The AALS Clinical Conference hosted more than 750 legal educators in San Francisco. Under the theme of “Teaching the Next Generation of Lawyer Leaders in a Time of Polarization,” the conference featured more than 350 speakers and over 100 sessions organized in a variety of formats.

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Update Your Bio Now for the 2019-2020 Directory of Law Teachers

Have you published a new paper, chapter, or book? Won an award or moved to a different law school? Are you looking for colleague to review your work in progress paper? Make your updates to the DLT by September 9.

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Calendar of Symposia at Member Schools

AALS hosts a calendar of academic symposia, conferences, and panels at AALS member schools across the country.

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AALS News Readership Survey

AALS is conducting a survey to learn more about the AALS News articles you enjoy and what you would like to see in future issues. Share your thoughts and take our reader survey.

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