The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) is pleased to announce the Conference on Rebuilding Democracy and the Rule of Law, co-hosted by the American Bar Association (ABA) and Law School Admission Council (LSAC). The virtual, nonpartisan Conference took place May 6-7, 2021.

There is a widespread sense, shared by those across the political spectrum, that crucial aspects of our democracy need reform.  Although there is surely disagreement over the nature of the problems and the best solutions, few would deny that our democracy can be improved.  The Conference brought together law professors, lawyers, and others with expertise to consider how to rebuild democracy and strengthen the rule of law.

Conference Videos Speakers

The Conference focused on four themes: (1) the presidency; (2) the electoral process; (3) race and voting rights; and (4) improving presidential elections. It began with a discussion of After Trump: Reconstructing the Presidency with its authors Bob Bauer and Jack Goldsmith. Conference recordings are now available.