Date Chartered: 5/31/1985


The Section on Aging & the Law promotes the communication of ideas, interests, and activities among members of the section and makes recommendations on matters concerning issues facing the aging, law relating to aging, and development of legal education programs about aging and the law.

Leadership   Section Members

Emerging Scholar Award

This inaugural award honors the contributions, service, and leadership of a scholar in legal education and the legal profession with a non-tenured law school faculty member or law school faculty member with less than 10 years’ experience. The recipient is someone who has great potential to make a mark during their career as evidenced by work that brings a novel perspective or call for action in legal education or the legal profession for aging populations.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The purpose of this Section’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award is to honor an individual who has had a distinguished career of teaching, service, and scholarship in aging and the law for at least 20 years. The recipient should be someone who has impacted law students, the legal community, the academy, and/or the issues that affect the aging population through mentoring, writing, speaking, activism, and/or by providing opportunities to others.

Eligibility and Nominations for both: Only individuals who are eligible for Section membership may make a nomination, and only a law professor or lawyer-not institutions, organizations, or law schools-are eligible for the awards.  More than one person may nominate the same candidate; however, the number of nominations for any one nominee is not determinative of a winner.  The AALS Aging and The Law Section Officers and Awards Subcommittee will select the award recipients, and the awards will be presented in person at the AALS Annual Meeting during our Section Meeting. Email a nomination letter (no longer than 5 pages.) Nomination letters may be accompanied by no more than three letters of support. Please use a descriptive subject line such as “Nomination of xxx for the xxx Award.” Optimally, the nomination and letters of support will be submitted together as one PDF.


Award Name
Law School
2023 Lifetime Achievement Award Rebecca Morgan Stetson University College of Law


Speed-Sharing Presentation Session: Teaching Elder Law Topics
June 21st, 2023, 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST
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