Institutional Advancement Newsletter – December 2022

Happy Holidays!

As 2022 comes to a close the IA Section Executive Committee wishes you and your loved ones a happy holiday season. Our final webinar of the year takes place tomorrow, Tuesday, December 6 at 12 PM EST/9 AM PST: Alumni Engagement Insights from the NALP Foundation Report presented by Skip Horne and his colleagues. Following the presentation participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and connect with fellow IA Section members. See below for the link to register – we hope to see you tomorrow!

Upcoming Events!

IA Section Webinar/Social – Alumni Engagement Insights from the NALP Foundation Report with Skip Horne, Jennifer Mandery, and Fiona Trevelyan Hornblower
Tuesday, December 6
12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST

Moderators: Mary Ann Soden and Robin Fulton Langhans

Presentation of data collected in the annual survey of alumni three years out from graduation that is relevant for alumni relations, development, and communications professionals. Following the presentation, there will be time for informal networking and a year-end celebration.

Click here to register! (FREE)

AALS Annual Meeting – How Law Schools Can Make a Difference
January 4-7, 2023
San Diego, CA

IA Section Virtual Conference – Save the Date
June 14-15, 2023

We look forward to sharing more details in the New Year!

Way to Go!

Thank you to Mary Ann Soden (UC Irvine) and Liz Field (GW Law), our fearless IA Section Co-Chairs, for a wonderful year of professional development, networking, and good humor! Your dedicated leadership has been appreciated.  

We don’t believe in thankless work, so please send us a note about a job well done, an accolade for a colleague, or a successful event or project you or your team has recently undertaken! You can submit kudos to celebrate yourself or a colleague on this quick and easy form.

Professional Development

Good Read

Top law school’s efforts to increase student body diversity could get a boost from moves to drop LSAT requirements and participation in the U.S. News rankings.

Good Listen

Law schools are leading the exodus from U.S. News & World Report’s “beauty contest.” writer Mary Harris interviews former law dean Colin Diver.

Good Watch

A concert event featuring legendary, global superstar Elton John, LIVE from Dodger Stadium in his final North American show. As part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, the concert took place in Los Angeles, CA, on November 20, 2022. (Our own Mary Ann Soden attended his show in person!)

Sharing is Caring

December Topic – Alumni Surveys

Have you recently surveyed your graduates for their feedback? Did you work with a third-party vendor, partner with an institutional researcher at your school, or take it upon yourself? Share your tips and tricks for surveys and questionnaires on our Section Sharing Sheet on the Institutional Advancement Website!

You can also post links to annual reports, alumni magazines, marketing collateral, or any other materials you’d like to share with your IA colleagues.

Welcome New Members!

We welcome colleagues who recently joined the IA discussion lists:

Did You Know?

Did you know that you can now search an archive of news and blog posts about law schools and the legal profession on the AALS website? Visit the AALS News & Publications page for more information.

Questions? Comments?

Feel free to reach out to your 2022 IA Section Officers: 

Elizabeth Field, Co-Chair, The George Washington University Law School
Mary Ann Soden, Co-Chair, University of California, Irvine School of Law
Brian Costello, Co-Chair Elect, LMU Loyola Law School
Victoria Grantham, Fordham University School of Law
Robin Fulton Langhans, Penn State Dickinson Law
Stephanie Silvestri, Seton Hall University School of Law
Colleen Taricani, University of California, Irvine School of Law

Access past newsletter issues and archived webinars on the Institutional Advancement website