The 102 AALS Sections and the Annual Meeting Program Committee have organized a vibrant schedule of programs for the Annual Meeting, ranging in topic from discipline-specific hot topics to teaching and pedagogy. You will find sessions of interest for deans, faculty members both new and established, and administrators at any level of their careers.

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Some highlights of this year’s program include:

What is AALS and Why Does It Matter for My Career? And How Do I Get the Most Out of the Annual Meeting? A session to help first-time (or second-, or even third-time) attendees navigate the meeting.

AALS Opening Reception. Attending the Annual Meeting is as much about making connections with peers, mentors, and guests as it is about scholarship. Enjoy a drink and light appetizers while mixing and mingling with your colleagues from law schools across the country.

AALS Opening Plenary Program on Access to Justice. Join Paul Marcus as he moderates a panel of speakers that includes Cara Drinan, The Catholic University of America; The Honorable S. Bernard Goodwyn, Justice, Supreme Court of Virginia; Alex R. Gulotta, Executive Director, Bay Area Legal Aid; and Martha Minow, Vice Chair, Legal Services Corporation.

AALS Symposium on Why Intellectual Diversity Matters (and What Is To Be Done).

Workshop for Pretenured Law School Teachers of Color Minority law teachers face special challenges in the legal academy, starting from the first day of teaching. Diverse panels of experienced and successful law professors will offer ways to successfully meet these challenges as they arise in the context of scholarship, teaching, service, and the tenure process.

Arc of Career programs, which have been specifically designed for faculty at various stages of their law school careers.

Open Source Programs, which are designed by law faculty outside of section programming.

Discussion Groups, which facilitate scholarly discussion and engagement with a small group of faculty.

Want to learn more about the types of programs offered at the meeting? Check the FAQ page.