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Despite questions of value, the need for quality legal education has never been more acute. The global market needs professionals who can think critically and provide innovative solutions to complex problems. American legal education has long addressed this need.
The current challenging times for legal education have prompted us to think more creatively about pedagogy and curriculum. The academy’s continued evolution has led to more dynamic programs that produce adroit professionals who can better function in a complex, more diverse market. Many of the new programs that have emerged during these challenging times explore the intersection of classroom doctrine and real-world problems. Other innovations seek to add value and manage costs. The array of new programs underway continues to expand. At the same time, law schools continue their vital roles both innovators and as critics of law through the scholarship that their faculty members produce.
Challenge has truly prompted innovation. Law schools and faculties should work to foster the dynamism that comes from the academy’s continual evolution. Although the challenges confronting law schools are significant, the resolve to meet them has never been stronger.Download Brochure Live Program Download Program
This year’s meeting, the 110th Annual Meeting of the Association, is packed with programs to appeal to law school deans, faculty, and administrators. See the full program schedule for detail descriptions and speakers.
|Member & Fee-Paid Law Schools: Faculty/Staff||$495||$545|
|NEW – Member & Fee-Paid Law Schools: New Law School Faculty (0-3 yrs)||$250||$300|
|NEW – Member & Fee-Paid Law Schools: Emeritus/Retired Faculty||$250||$300|
|Non-Member Law Schools: Faculty/Staff||$545||$595|
|International Law Schools: Faculty||$495||$545|
|Member & Fee-Paid Law Schools: Institutional Advancement||$405||$430|
|Non-Member Law Schools: Institutional Advancement||$440||$465|
The easiest way to register for the Annual Meeting is through our secure online registration system. However, you may also register by submitting a completed paper registration form (PDF), by fax to (202) 872-1829 or regular mail to: 1614 20th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009. Please note that, to ensure the security of payment information in accordance with Payment Card Industry Association standards, email registration is no longer available as of July 1, 2015.
If paying by credit card, AALS accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express only. We recommend that you submit your credit card information using our secure online registration system. Please note that credit card payment processing time for registration forms submitted by fax or regular mail may take up to one week or more.
If you prefer to submit your payment by check, please complete and send a registration form (PDF) by fax or regular mail to include with your payment. Checks should be made out to “Association of American Law Schools”, and please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.
For the first time we are offering a discounted registration fee for all New Law School Faculty (teaching less than 3 years) and Emeritus/Retired Law School Faculty. No code is required, simply choose this registration type at checkout.
You will receive two email confirmations shortly after completing your registration using the online registration system. The first is an invoice and confirmation of your registration. The second contains instructions on and links to register for your hotel accommodations in New York. For additional information about the Annual Meeting co-headquarter hotels visit the Housing website (by clicking the “Hotels” tab on the left)
If registering by fax or regular mail, an email confirmation will be sent once your registration has been processed. If you would like a copy of your confirmation to be sent to another party, you may select this option whether you register online or use the paper form.Back to the Top
A refund of all registration fees, minus a $25 processing fee, will be issued to all cancellation requests which have been submitted in writing by December 15, 2015. Cancellations received after this date, as well as no-shows to the Annual Meeting, are not eligible to receive refunds of registration fees. Cancellation requests can be made by email or regular mail to: AALS Registration, c/o Erick Brown, 1614 20th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009.
The Association of American Law Schools seeks requests for proposals and papers for programming at the AALS Annual Meeting and other professional development meetings. Click here for more information about Open-Submission Programs at the AALS Annual Meeting.
Click here to download the full Call for Hot Topic Programs at the 2016 AALS Annual Meeting
Program Discription: The pursuits of civil rights and related social justice movements are seldom one-dimensional. There is much that must go wrong before unrest in places like Ferguson, Baltimore, or Cleveland manifest in tragedy and action. Accordingly, this panel will be broad in scope. Proposed topics including recording police interactions with the public, the criminalization of black youth, and #blacklivesmatter are welcome. In addition, topics exploring the connection between community development and the civil rights movement are particularly encouraged. Such topics might include economic development, affordable housing, the impact of policing on community development, or funding disparities in public education. How do economic considerations factor into instances of social injustice? Are instances of police brutality expressions of the underlying disease of racism or merely its symptoms? What can communities and community leaders do to improve matters at both local and national levels? How is movement building around civil rights different fifty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act and what are the intersections that can advance civil rights in the 21st Century? Proposals should aim to deepen understanding of these important issues while recognizing their complex and multi-faceted nature.
Click here to download the full Call for Papers and Presentations for the AALS Section on Civil Rights’ program at the 2016 AALS Annual Meeting.
Abstracts or draft papers should be sent to Professor Patience Crowder at email@example.com and Professor Gilda Daniels at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, September 4, 2015. The subject line for submissions should read: AALS Civil Rights and Civil Movements. Submissions should include the author’s name, affiliation, and full contact information.
The AALS Section on Education Law is seeking abstracts or drafts of papers to be presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting in New York City (January 6-10, 2016). The panel entitled “Reconciling Education Law, Policy & Governance under Changing Leadership” will be held on Friday, January 8, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. The author of the selected piece will be reserved a slot on our panel to present their original ideas on this topic.
Program Description: The upcoming presidential election should reinvigorate conversation across the nation about public education and a comprehensive reform agenda. The federal government holds joint authority with states to control equitable education norms and to develop programs for realizing quality education goals. The interaction between federal and state governments on implementation and accountability issues, including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as related to No Child Left Behind’s reauthorization, Common Core standards, and immigrant students, make any state’s responsiveness to federal policies a national concern with generational consequences. This panel will identify prevalent issues regarding federal education reform. Panelists will provide perspectives on the intersection between law and policy, systemic challenges confronting advocates, and viable forward paths. Attendees will be encouraged to participate in the question and answer period following the panel presentation.
This focus provides an open space for scholars interested in education law to publish an essay or full-length article at a reputable journal, Michigan State University Law Review, and present their ideas to an audience acutely aware of related issues.
Click here to download the full Call for Papers for the AALS Section on Education Law’s program at the 2016 AALS Annual Meeting.
Please submit a paper draft or proposal for an essay or article by Tuesday, September 8, 2015 to Tiffani Darden, Associate Professor, Michigan State University College of Law at email@example.com. The draft submissions will be distributed for review to the AALS Education Law Section officers and executive committee.
The AALS Section on Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyers will present a panel at the 2016 Annual Meeting in New York on the topic of “Recruiting LL.M. Students: Promises, Expectations, Resources, and Realities.” The program will be held on Friday, January 8, 2016, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. The planning committee expects to choose two or three presenters at the session from a call for presenters and is seeking proposals on any aspect of this topic.
Program Description: The subject of recruiting students is an important topic, critical to the success of all LL.M. programs. Proposals should be comprehensive enough to allow the selection committee to meaningfully evaluate the aims and likely content of the presentation and to consider how various presentations will work together for the program.
Eligibility: Only full-time faculty members of AALS member or fee-paid law schools are eligible to submit proposals. Foreign, visiting (without a full-time position at an AALS member or fee-paid law school) and adjunct faculty members, graduate students, fellows, and non-law school faculty are not eligible to submit a proposal. As with other presenters at the AALS meeting, presenters chosen from this call will be responsible for paying their annual meeting registration fee and travel expenses.
Click here to download the full Call for Papers and Presentations for the AALS Section on Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyers’ program at the 2016 AALS Annual Meeting.
To be considered, proposals must be submitted electronically to Prof. Mark E. Wojcik at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Chair of the AALS Section on Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyers, at firstname.lastname@example.org, by Monday, September 14, 2015. Presenters will be informed in October whether their proposal was selected.
The AALS Section on Internet and Computer Law is seeking abstracts or drafts of papers to be presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting in New York City (January 6-10, 2016). This year’s program is entitled, “Once More Unto the Breach: The Law & Policy of Data Breaches,” and will take place on Saturday, January 9, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Program Description: The panel members will discuss the effect of these breaches on the individuals and the data holders, how the law does, can and should respond to data breaches, and, what steps all of us can and should be taking to safeguard our data.
Confirmed participants include Woodrow Hartzog (Samford University Cumberland School of Law), Sasha Romanosky (Rand Corporation), Lesley Fair (Federal Trade Commission), and Jonathan Manes (Yale Law School, Moderator). The planning committee is seeking an additional panelist to be chosen from this call for papers.
Click here to download the full Call for Papers and Presentations for the AALS Section on Internet and Computer Law’s program at the 2016 AALS Annual Meeting.
Please submit a draft paper or abstract (preference will be given to papers that are in draft at the time of submission) to Section Chair Robert Heverly at email@example.com. The submission deadline is September 30, 2015.
The AALS Section on Legislation & Law of the Political Process is pleased to announce that it will host a “New Voices in Legislation” program at the 2016 Annual Meeting in New York City (January 6-10, 2016). This works-in-progress program will bring together junior and senior scholars in the field of legislation for the purpose of providing the junior scholars with feedback and guidance on their draft articles. Scholars whose papers are selected will present their work in small panel sessions. A senior scholar will moderate each panel and lead discussion about the draft article.
Eligibility: The New Voices Program will be open to full-time faculty members from AALS member schools who are untenured or have been tenured for two years or less. All scholars, whether or not presenting a paper or moderating a discussion, are welcome to attend the program and participate in discussions.
Submission Requirements: Submissions should be drafts of articles relating to legislation and law of the political process, including articles related to legislative structure, the legislative process, statutory interpretation, and deliberation. Submissions should be near completion and expected to be submitted during the year following the program. Submissions should not exceed 30,000 words, including footnotes. The purpose of the program is to provide junior scholars with feedback that can be incorporated into their works-in-progress; as a result, articles are ineligible for the program if they are expected to be in print at the time of the program in January 2016. However, articles that already have been submitted to law reviews for publication, and accepted for publication, are not ineligible for this reason.
The program will take place on Saturday, January 9, 2016 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Click here to download the full Call for Papers for the AALS Section on Legislation & Law of the Political Process’ program at the 2016 AALS Annual Meeting.
To be considered for participation in the program, please email a copy of the paper and abstract to Evan Zoldan, firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Friday, October 2, 2015. Selected participants will be notified in late October.
The 2016 AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education will be held from Saturday, April 30 to Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. The bi-annual, half-day Workshop for New Law School Clinical Teachers will take place before the start of the main conference on Saturday, April 30.
The Conference Planning Committee seeks proposals for concurrent sessions, workshop sessions, and posters. The committee also seeks volunteers to serve as facilitators for working groups.
Click here to download the full Call for Proposals for the 2016 AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education.
Proposals are due by the close of business on Friday, September 25, 2015. Selections will be made and participants notified by October 30, 2015. All proposals should be submitted through the online form.
We are delighted to return to the Big Apple for our 110th Annual Meeting and to offer you expanded opportunities for visibility for your organization.
Becoming a sponsor at the AALS Annual Meeting, the world’s largest gathering of legal educators and administrators, offers your company or organization not only increased visibility to key decision makers but also the opportunity to support the mission of the AALS. The key decision makers include more than 3,000 law school faculty members, deans, law librarians, administrators and practitioners who attend the intensive 3.5 day meeting of professional development and networking.
The Association of American Law Schools is a nonprofit association of 180 American law schools. Our member schools enroll most of the nation’s law students and produce the majority of the country’s lawyers and judges. Our mission is to uphold and advance excellence in legal education. In support of this mission, we promote the core values of excellence in teaching and scholarship, academic freedom, and diversity, including diversity of backgrounds and viewpoints, while seeking to improve the legal profession, to foster justice, and to serve our many communities – local, national and international.
Founded in 1900, AALS also serves as the learned society for the more than 9,000 law faculty at its member schools, and provides them with extensive professional development opportunities, including the AALS Annual Meeting.
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AALS is committed to making our meetings and events accessible to all of our attendees. Please contact the AALS at email@example.com no later than December 6, 2015 so that we may assist you with services that you need.
All AALS events are smoke-free and, as often as possible, held in smoke-free venues. Smoking is not permitted in any meeting or session rooms, business or networking events, or AALS-sponsored social events. Please be aware that some venues (i.e. off-site) may allow smoking in public areas. Cigarettes may be used in designated smoking areas as determined by the venue. Specific requests can be made to hotels within our block and the meeting venues that chemicals not be used in guest rooms on carpeting or other surfaces.
AALS will provide a room with electrical power, a refrigerator and a locking door for nursing mothers who attend AALS meetings. Please visit the AALS Information Desk for access to the room.
AALS hotels and meeting venues will be asked to provide adequate aisle space and cut-outs for persons with wheelchairs and other mobility devices in all meeting rooms and locations. Please note standard head tables (when used) include a podium and microphones on the tables and podium. If you are presenting and require additional accommodations (such as a ramp, or lavaliere microphone) please contact AALS at
firstname.lastname@example.org in advance. Every effort will be made to set meeting rooms/locations to accommodate all attendees, both speakers and audience members.
Because the Annual Meeting has numerous programs, there can be considerable distances between meeting rooms. If you are a regular wheelchair user, we suggest you bring your chair with you to the meeting.
Should you require an aide or personal assistant to help navigate the Annual Meeting, AALS will register your aide as a complimentary guest. Please contact email@example.com to register your personal aide (name, city and state is required for the badge which can be picked up at AALS Registration.) Personal aides may attend sessions and AALS sponsored meals. If you need AALS to arrange for an aide to help you navigate the meeting, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 296-4755 to outline the specific type of assistance required. In order to best accommodate your request, we ask that you notify us of your request as much in advance of the meeting as possible.
ADA-designated hotel rooms in the Annual Meeting hotels will be specifically set aside for individuals requesting them. Please notify hotel of your request as much in advance as possible as late notice may be difficult to accommodate based on occupancy level.
The AALS 2016 Annual Meeting will be held in New York City at co-headquarter hotels, the New York Hilton Midtown and the Sheraton New York, located across 53rd Street from one another. Both co-headquarter hotels will host AALS programs and meals as well as law school and other organization events. Guest rooms are also available at the Marriott Marquis and Renaissance Times Square; both hotels are located in Times Square. All four hotels are 100% non-smoking.
811 7TH Avenue, New York, New York 10019
Room rates: $195 single/$215 double occupancy
The Sheraton New York is newly refreshed from a recent $180 million renovation.
Taxes are not included in the room rates. There is a 14.75% occupancy tax plus $3.50 per night. Check In/Out: Check-In Time: 3 pm, Check-Out Time: 1 pm
For details about each hotel property and their amenities, visit the hotel’s website.
After completing the meeting registration process, you will receive a confirmation email from AALS containing a link with instructions for booking a hotel reservation online. Single and double occupancy rooms and suites are available.
AALS convention hotels will only accept reservations made through our selected housing service, Experient (this is not AALS headquarters.) Reservations will be accepted only through online booking. If you do not receive your hotel booking email, please contact AALS Registration at (202) 296-2355 or email email@example.com. If you received your hotel booking email but have difficulty booking your reservation online, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The housing service will email a reservation acknowledgment number within 72 hours of processing your reservation.
Hotel reservations should be made by December 17, 2015. If you have not made your reservation by December 17, please visit the website www.aals.org/am2016 for instructions about hotel availability and how to reserve a sleeping room. Reservations will be turned over to the hotels on December 18, so the last day to process new reservations, changes and cancellations is December 17.
Please provide your arrival and departure information when making your reservation. Rooms are available as early as December 31, 2015 and as late as January 11, 2016. However, only a few rooms are available at the AALS discounted room rate at either end of this period.
If sharing rooms, please designate one person to make the reservation. List all occupants including children and their ages. Children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge in parent’s room. There is an additional charge of $20 per person for more than two people sharing a room for people over the age of 18. You will need to notify the hotel at check in if any of the guests in your room are under the age of 18 and exempt from the extra person charge.
If anyone in the room needs an access-related accommodation, please indicate the accommodations needed when making your hotel reservation.
A valid credit card with an expiration date of January 2016 or later is required to secure your room reservation. Credit cards will not be processed prior to your arrival. Your credit card will be charged one night’s stay plus tax if you fail to cancel before 6:00 pm on the day of arrival or if you fail to check in on your scheduled arrival date.
Suites are available at the Hilton New York Midtown and the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel. Click here to view brief descriptions of suites available at each hotel.
Reservations may be modified or cancelled after receiving your acknowledgement. Until 5 p.m. CST December 17, please make changes and cancellations online using the link, email address or fax number provided in the acknowledgment email. No cancellations will accepted by phone.
For hotel room reservation modifications or cancellations after December 17, please wait until December 24 and contact the hotel directly.
When AALS secures sleeping rooms at hotels for our Annual Meeting (commonly referred to as room blocks), we research the properties to make certain that our attendees will be adequately accommodated. The room block is established to ensure that sleeping rooms meet our standards and are offered at the discounted price.
We have been informed that registrants are being contacted by fax, e-mails, and phone calls with offers for cut-rate housing. The intent is to convince you that the offer is made on behalf of AALS, or that the soliciting company is a viable alternative to going through our service provider. This is not true. Housing for the AALS Annual Meeting is handled exclusively by our selected housing service, Experient, through online booking only.
How You Can Help? Don’t be misled! If you are contacted by anyone asking if you need a room for the Annual Meeting, please do not make a reservation or provide a method of payment. We ask that you get as much information as you can about the caller and pass it on Mary Cullen, AALS Meeting Manager, at (202) 296-8851 or email@example.com.
For those traveling by air, the City is served by seven area airports. Of these, three are major hubs: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA) are both in Queens, while Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is located in neighboring New Jersey. These three airports provide access to the City via taxis, buses, vans, subways, trains and private limo car services.
JFK is 15 miles from Midtown Manhattan. It handles the most international traffic of any airport in the United States—more than 406,000 flights and 50.4 million–plus passengers annually. About 7,600 weekly domestic arrivals/departures connect to JFK, and 80 airlines serve its six passenger terminals.Getting to Manhattan from JFK:
LaGuardia is on the northern shore of Queens and is the closest airport to Midtown Manhattan at about 8 miles away. It handles domestic US flights and shuttles, and Canadian and Caribbean air traffic, with 338,500-plus flights and 26.7 million passengers annually. Its four passenger terminals serve more than 6,955 weekly arrivals/departures.Getting to Manhattan from LaGuardia:
Newark Liberty welcomes more than 414,700 flights and almost 35 million passengers annually. There are more than 29 international and domestic carriers, with more than 7,700 weekly domestic arrivals/departures. The airport is across the Hudson River from New York City, 16 miles and 45–60 minutes from Midtown Manhattan.Getting to Manhattan from Newark Liberty:
In addition to nearby airports, New York City is easily accessible via an extensive network of bridges, tunnels, ferries, trains, light rail, buses, heliports and even cruise ports. Driving to the City is an option, but you certainly won’t need a car to get around—the fastest, easiest way to reach virtually every NYC attraction is by foot and the City’s energy-efficient 24-hour public transit system.
The best way to get around NYC is through a combination of walking and mass transit. NYC’s extensive system of subways and buses are operated by the MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority). The system is inexpensive, operates 24/7 and provides a fun way to extend sightseeing, and it gets you where you need to go—fast. Other interborough connections include ferries and even an aerial tramway.
Getting an MTA MetroCard is your first step to navigating the City by subway or bus. A MetroCard is required to enter the subway system, while exact change or a MetroCard can be used on buses. You can purchase a MetroCard at any subway station from multilingual machines (which accept cash, and credit and debit cards) or booth attendants.
Riders have three options for fare payment; a single ride ticket, a pay-per-ride MetroCard or an unlimited-ride MetroCard. A single-ride ticket costs $3, is sold only at vending machines and must be used within two hours of purchase. For MetroCards, there is a $1 fee to purchase so be sure to retain it (and check the expiration date on the back of the card—the MTA will issue a new MetroCard for no charge if your card has expired or is damaged). With a pay-per-ride MetroCard, the base fare for a subway or bus ride is $2.75. If a value over $5.50 is added to the card, an additional 11 percent bonus is added as well. Below are some samples with the bonus:
An unlimited MetroCard enables users to ride all subways and buses as often as they like and costs $31 for seven days or $116.50 for 30 days. Additional discounts are available for seniors age 65 and older, and disabled riders. For a map of New York City’s subway and bus system, click here.
The City’s fleet of taxicabs is regulated by the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC). Taxicabs operate 24 hours, provide door-to-door service and accept cash or credit cards. The City’s famous yellow fleet is primarily seen throughout Midtown but can be hailed for trips to other boroughs and even to other states. NYC’s new apple-green Boro Taxis can pick up hails in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens (excluding the airports) and Staten Island, plus northern Manhattan (north of West 110th Street and East 96th Street); they are not authorized to pick up any trips elsewhere in Manhattan.
To hail a taxi, stand at the curb and look for a yellow cab with an illuminated white number on top. Off-duty cabs display the illuminated words “Off Duty” on the same sign. Board and exit the cab curbside.
For yellow or green taxis, there is a minimum meter fare of $3, and prices increase based on the distance and duration of the trip (assume prices are higher during peak rush-hour traffic). Surcharges apply to the meter price nightly, 8pm–6am, and Monday–Friday, 4–8pm. Drivers appreciate a 15–20 percent gratuity at the end of a trip. Bridge and tunnel tolls are not included in the taxi’s metered fare. For further details, visit NYC.gov/taxi or call 212-NEW-YORK from outside the City or 311 when in town.
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New York City’s tremendous energy, excitement and diversity set it apart from all other destinations on the planet—and that’s no overstatement. Take in the dazzling lights in Times Square and breathtaking views of our famous skyline from Top of the Rock Observation Deck or the Empire State Building; experience celebrity-studded theater on and off Broadway, visit renowned art museums and monuments, stroll tranquil green expanses in parks citywide and choose from a wide array of major league sports; indulge in incredible shopping and enjoy sumptuous meals; and witness major events like the Times Square ball drop, NYC marathon, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and Fourth of July Fireworks. With five boroughs—each with many neighborhoods—comprising the City of New York, there’s so much to do and see year-round. People, communities, businesses and architectural development are often in flux here so, whatever your tastes or interests, there’s always something new to discover in New York City.
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Dining in New York City is nothing short of an amazing excursion around the world. The cuisines served here represent the enormous cultural diversity of the City’s inhabitants. From Middle Eastern fare to bagels and lox to Chinese dim sum to tender dry-aged steaks, there’s no shortage of exceptional foods. You can always have a casual brunch, a four-course meal or a late-night snack, but you can also expand your culinary boundaries in NYC. Televised chefs showcase innovative pop-up restaurants, and there are eateries throughout the five boroughs to satisfy any palate or budget. Whether you’re in the mood for the traditional or an innovative creation, New York City has it all. Check out nycgo.com for the latest restaurant news and be ready to “Eat Up.”
Before you even get here you may have an image of the City as the setting for numerous movies and books, but once you arrive you see that the fame is rightly due. With five boroughs, each with remarkable landmarks, from the Statue of Liberty to Ellis Island, Coney Island to Times Square, the United Nations to the Empire State Building, it is clear why the City’s sights represent America to the world. You can certainly visit the most famous attractions, but consider wandering a little farther into all five boroughs to discover wonderful surprises in diverse neighborhoods such as Brighton Beach in Brooklyn, Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, Flushing in Queens, St. George on Staten Island and the Upper West Side of Manhattan. With endless places to explore, you’ll have no problem filling your free time and entertaining your family. Plus, getting around NYC is efficient and affordable with its extensive mass transit system, 24/7. Hail a cab, rent a bike, hop a ferry, board a bus or take the subway to everywhere.
This is the city of retail, with great discounts, variety and abundance. There’s no city or state sales tax on clothing and footwear under $110, and savings can always be found on photography and electronic gear. Discover artists’ works on the streets of SoHo or in Chelsea art galleries, find that special trove at flea markets in Hell’s Kitchen and at Brooklyn Flea, purchase Asian delicacies in Flushing, Queens, or Italian imports on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. Try on vintage clothes in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, or browse designer boutiques in the Meatpacking District. The City is also home to world-renowned flagship stores like Apple, Tiffany & Co., Saks and Bloomingdale’s. It’s impressive how easy NYC is to shop till you drop—without dropping all of your hard-earned cash. Be sure to come with room in your luggage or an extra bag for all the must-have goodies you’ll want from New York City.
Check in regularly for up-to-the-minute discounts and offers and free-in-NYC events at nycgo.com.
New York City is an exciting destination for all. The City is home to diverse neighborhoods, historic landmarks, glamorous clubs and some of the best museums in the world.
New York City comprises several islands, and its waters are home to an extensive ferry system to take you uptown and downtown, as well as across the rivers between boroughs. Perhaps the best-known transport is the Staten Island Ferry. It’s primarily a commuter shuttle between Staten Island and Lower Manhattan, but it’s also a wonderful 5.2-mile, 20-minute mini-cruise with great views of the Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor and Lower Manhattan—plus it’s free. Other shuttles include New York Water Taxi and NY Waterway and other services are available, too, such as harbor and sightseeing cruises like Statue Cruises, operating direct service from Battery Park to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
If you love to shop, choices abound. Midtown offers top-name fashion spots like Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue and other big-name department stores; SoHo, TriBeCa and NoLIta feature celebrity designer goods, handmade jewelry and artwork; and Williamsburg, Brooklyn is a fun place to find one-of-a-kind vintage apparel in charming boutiques. For culture and entertainment, consider NYC’s remarkable museums and the bright lights of Broadway at the Theatre District in Times Square.
Night owls can party at cocktail lounges in Chelsea and dancing dens in the Meatpacking District. There’s also cabaret and karaoke in Times Square, comedy clubs in Greenwich Village and Long Island City, and rock and roll venues on the Lower East Side.
Foodies who want to savor delicious, authentic cuisines from every region in the world should head to Astoria or Flushing in Queens, the East Village in Manhattan, and Cobble Hill in Brooklyn.
A visit to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, the Mets’ Citi Field in Queens or their minor-league teams—the Staten Island Yankees and Brooklyn Cyclones—is a must for all baseball lovers.
While you’re in NYC, follow NYCGO on Twitter and Facebook for daily events, tips and deals. Or head to nycgo.com for a list of mobile applications you can download on your smartphone to help you explore NYC with ease.
New York City weather can vary from day to day, and even morning to afternoon. The winter months (December–February) are cold and snowy with less daylight, though the sky is often sunny, blue and clear.
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|Early Bird||Friday, November 20, 2015|
|Regular (paper form)||Tuesday, December 15, 2015|
|Regular (online)||Thursday, December 31, 2015|
Registrations should be sent in time to arrive at AALS headquarters by the due dates above. All registration forms submitted by regular mail or fax must be received by AALS no later than December 15, 2015. The online system will be available for registrations through December 31, 2015. Attendees may also register on-site at the Annual Meeting Registration Desk in the Grand Ballroom, Third Floor, New York Hilton Midtown starting Wednesday, January 6, 2016. A $50 on-site fee will be assessed for registrations made on or after January 1, 2016.Back to the top
You can check your institution’s membership status on the AALS Member Schools website.
No, we do not offer a one-day registration or per-session fee. Registration is for the entire Annual Meeting, except for the registration fee for the two-day program offered by the Section on Institutional Advancement.
As a full conference registrant you will have access to all Annual Meeting programs, including AALS and Section programs, panels, receptions, and other programs more fully described in the 2016 Annual Meeting Brochure.
This registration is limited to law school professional staff only attending the two-day program of the Section on Institutional Advancement. It does not include other Annual Meeting programs or events. This year, Institutional Advancement attendees have the option to register online or submit the Institutional Advancement paper registration form by fax or regular mail.
Your username is typically your school-affiliated email address. If you have never used online registration before, you should first contact your Dean’s Office to ensure you are listed on your school’s AALS Roster for the Directory of Law Teachers. For further assistance with this process you can email AALS support. For all other questions about signing in please email registration.
Use this link to have an email sent to your school address to reset your AALS account password. You may also use this link if you have never set up a password for your AALS account.
We strongly encourage online registration using our secure website. We offer the option to submit a paper registration form (PDF) by fax to (202) 872-1829, or regular mail (using check or credit card payment options). Mailed submissions of the paper form should be sent to: AALS, 1614 20th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009. Please note that we no longer accept submission of registration forms by email.
In order to meet Payment Card Industry Association (PCIA) standards the AALS can no longer accept credit card payments by email. We recommend that you take advantage of our secure online registration system. We are happy to provide assistance and answer any questions that you may have concerning this change.
Unfortunately, AALS is not able to accept payment by electronic deposit or wire transfer.
Cancellations must be made in writing and sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to (202) 872-1829, or by regular mail to: AALS Registration, c/o Erick Brown, 1614 20th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009. A refund of all conference fees paid, minus a $25 processing fee, will be issued for requests that are submitted by December 15, 2015. Cancellations received after this date, as well as no-shows for the Annual Meeting, are not eligible to receive a refund of conference fees.
If you find that you are unable to attend the Annual Meeting you may authorize the transfer of your registration to another faculty or professional staff member of your law school. Requests to transfer your registration must be made in writing; by email to email@example.com, by fax to (202) 872-1829, or by mail to: AALS, 1614 20th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009. Please be certain to include the following information when authorizing your registration to be transferred:
For information on access-related accommodations please visit the Accessibility webpage (by clicking the “Accessibility” tab on the left). For further information, contact AALS accommodations at firstname.lastname@example.org so we may assist you.
Most programs at the Annual Meeting are planned by one of the one hundred sections. Programs marked Call for Papers, include at least one presenter selected on the basis of a call for papers. Programs marked as a Law Review Published Program will have their papers published in a law review. The Program Committee for the 2016 Annual Meeting selected Academy, Crosscutting, Discussion Groups, Hot Topics, and Symposia programs from proposals submitted by law school faculty; the AALS Task Force on Professional Development selected Arc of your Career Programs.
Program types at the Annual Meeting include:
The Section breakfasts, luncheons, and field trips requiring a ticket purchase are listed below:
|Thursday, January 7||Code||Price|
|Property Law Breakfast||1401||$55|
|State and Local Government Law Breakfast and Business Meeting||1402||$55|
|East Asian Law & Society Luncheon||1403||$85|
|Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research Luncheon||1404||$85|
|Student Services Luncheon||1405||$85|
|Environmental Law Field Trip||1450||$75|
|International Law Field Trip||1451||$90|
|Friday, January 8||Code||Price|
|Federal Courts Breakfast||1406||$55|
|Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyers and International Law Joint Breakfast||1407||$55|
|Clinical Legal Education Luncheon||1408||$85|
|Labor Relations and Employment Law Boxed Luncheon||1409||$65|
|Law Libraries and Legal Information Boxed Luncheon||1410||$65|
|Minority Groups Luncheon||1411||$85|
|Saturday, January 9||Code||Price|
|Indian Nations and Indigenous Peoples Breakfast||1412||$55|
|Criminal Justice and Evidence Joint Luncheon||1413||$85|
|Socio-Economics Boxed Luncheon||1414||$65|
|Women in Legal Education Luncheon||1415||$85|
|Sunday, January 10||Code||Price|
|Institutional Advancement Luncheon and Business Meeting
(There is no 1416 fee for those registering under Institutional Advancement)
The AALS Luncheon has been replaced by the AALS Opening Plenary Program, which will be held on Thursday, January 7 from 9am -10am. This change allows all attendees to hear the meeting’s keynote speakers without having to incur the expense of a hotel lunch.
You are welcome to purchase your meal event or field trip ticket when you submit your initial registration. You may also add a ticket purchase to your registration once it has been completed using online registration or a paper form (PDF). Advance purchase of your ticket is recommended, as they will only be for sale on-site until the close of business the day prior to each event. To follow Payment Card Industry Association standards, tickets will not be sold at the door.
Registrants will be able add and make changes to their registration online. A confirmation email is sent when changes are made using online registration. Additionally, you are welcome to use a paper registration form (PDF) to submit your changes. Paper forms may be submitted by fax or regular mail. Please email registration with any other questions or concerns.
Yes, you can easily add sessions included in your registration fee using the online registration system or by sending an email to email@example.com with the unpaid sessions you would like to add. You will receive an email confirmation of the changes requested.
A spouse or significant other is welcome to attend with a law faculty or staff member who is registered for the full meeting. No additional fee is charged for your guest to attend non-ticketed program sessions. Guests will receive a badge from the registration desk upon check-in. Note that Institutional Advancement registration does not include the option to register a guest. Also, a spouse or significant other who is also a law school faculty or professional staff member cannot attend as a guest registrant, and must instead register individually through the standard registration process.
To purchase a ticket to a breakfast or luncheon event for your guest you may use the online registration system or submit a paper registration form (PDF) using the standard fax or regular mail processes described above. If using the paper form, please include the code for the ticket you would like to purchase for your guest and provide payment information at the bottom. You should also place your name on the form as the primary registrant, and include a notation in the “Registration Type” field that your registration has been completed previously.
Field Trips have limited space and registration priority is given to law school faculty and professional staff. Tickets for a spouse or significant other may be available for purchase on-site, but are subject to availability.
Registration is located in the Grand Ballroom, Third Floor, New York Hilton Midtown. Hours are listed below:
|Wednesday, Jan 6||2pm – 8pm|
|Thursday, Jan 7||7am – 7pm|
|Friday, Jan 8||7am – 7pm|
|Saturday, Jan 9||7am – 7pm|
|Sunday, Jan 10||7am – 10am|
The Exhibit Hall is located in the Grand Ballroom, Third Floor, New York Hilton Midtown. Hours are listed below:
|Wednesday, Jan 6||2pm – 8pm|
|Thursday, Jan 7||8am – 6pm|
|Friday, Jan 8||8am – 5pm|
|Saturday, Jan 9||8am – 2pm|
Wednesday, Jan 6 from 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Thursday, Jan 7 from 9am – 10am
Yes, badges are required for entry into all Annual Meeting sessions and events.
Although the meeting takes place indoors it is advised that you bring a jacket or sweater to meeting events, as meeting rooms can sometimes be cooler than expected. Additionally, this year’s Annual Meeting events are being held between the two co-headquarter hotels. While the hotels are located across the street from one another you may still prefer to have a jacket as you move between them.
You will receive a confirmation email from AALS containing a link with instructions for booking a hotel reservation online once you have completed your registration for the Annual Meeting. AALS co-headquarter hotels will only accept reservations made online through our partnering housing service for hotel reservations, Experient.
If the hotel reservation email does not appear in your Inbox following registration please check your spam filters. Email registration if you’d like a copy resent to you. If you did receive your hotel booking email but are have difficulty booking your reservation online, please email Experient directly.
Visit the Housing website (by clicking the “Hotels” tab on the left) for more information on the co-headquarter hotels (rates, restaurants, complimentary services, amenities, and check-in/out times), as well as information on reserving a suite, travel tips, accessibility, and cancellations/refunds.
AALS co-headquarter hotels will only accept online reservations made through our housing service partner, Experient. You will find the link to Experient’s AALS hotel website in the hotel booking email you receive when you complete your reservation. If you have not registered for the Annual Meeting you must do so before you access the hotel reservation website. If you have registered and cannot locate your confirmation email, please contact registration.
Hotel reservations should be completed by Friday, December 17, 2015. If you have not made your reservation by December 17, visit the Housing website (by clicking the “Hotels” tab on the left) for instructions about hotel availability and how to reserve your room. All reservations will be transferred from our housing service partner, Experient, to the co-headquarter hotels on Saturday, December 18. Therefore, the last day to process new reservations, changes, and cancellations will be December 17. We recommend that you book early to ensure you receive your desired accommodations.
All participants must register before making hotel reservations through the AALS hotel reservation website. Should you decide to mail your registration and payment by check, please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.
Yes, Experient, our hotel reservations partner, will email a reservation acknowledgment within 72 hours of processing your reservation. If you have questions about this acknowledgement please email Experient directly.
A valid credit card with an expiration date of January 2016 or later is required to secure your room reservation. Credit cards will not be processed prior to your arrival. Your credit card will be charged one night’s stay plus tax if you fail to cancel before 6pm on the day of arrival or if you do not to check in on your scheduled arrival date.
Reservations may be modified or cancelled at any time. You can make changes and cancellations to your reservation until 5pm (CST) on Friday, December 17 online using the link, email address, or fax number provided in the Experient reservation’s confirmation email. No cancellations will accepted by phone. For changes or cancellations made after December 17 it is necessary to wait until December 24, when you can contact the hotel directly.
One person should be designated to make the hotel reservation online. List all occupants when making the reservation, including children and their ages. Children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge in a parent’s room. There is an additional charge of $20 per person, per night for more than two adults (age 18 and above), sharing a room. To avoid this charge for guests under 18, who will be counted as exempt, you will simply notify the hotel at check-in.Back to the top
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