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AALS hosts more than 100 free sections for law school faculty, administrators, and staff that are organized around various academic disciplines, affinity groups, and areas of professional interest. New law faculty are encouraged to join one or more sections and connect with colleagues across the country.

Sections engage their membership throughout the year through a variety of efforts. Most sections host email discussion groups where members have conversations about latest developments and scholarship in their field. Section leaders also keep members informed through newsletters and organize webinars on timely topics. Many sections also host annual awards, offer mentorship programs for early career faculty, produce works-in-progress programs, and compile teaching resources, among other activities. Sections also plan most of the programs at the Annual Meeting.

Join the Section on Clinical Legal Education through a different process*.

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    Join the Section on Clinical Legal Education

    Please note there is a fee of $15 to join the Section on Clinical Legal Education. To register multiple clinical faculty members, please complete and return the signup form (PDF) by fax or by mail. Please know that in order to comply with Payment Card Industry Association standards and keep your credit card information safe, the AALS cannot accept credit card payments via email.


    For any questions or to leave a section, please contact AALS Sections.