Institutional Advancement Newsletter – September 2022

Happy New (Academic) Year!

As 2022 turns toward fall and the new academic year is solidly underway, your IA Section Executive Team has a full schedule of virtual programming in store. Join us on Wednesday, September 21 for a timely and informative conversation about Reunion and Alumni Weekend, and save the date for the upcoming fall programming below.

Speaking of the New Year, registration for the January 2023 AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego is now open: In addition to two great panels at the January meeting, stay tuned for details about the IA Section’s virtual conference on June 14-15, 2023.

Upcoming Events!

Virtual Section Social – Reunion, Alumni Weekend, and Engaging the “Lost Classes” of 2020 and 2021
Wednesday, September 21st
12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST
Moderators: Heather Foss Thomas and Brian Costello
Click here to register! (FREE)

IA Section Webinar – Collaboration on Marquee Events and Gifts
Wednesday, October 19th
12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST
Moderators: Liz Field and Colleen Taricani
Click here to register! (FREE)

IA Section Webinar/Social – Alumni Engagement Insights from the NALP Report with Skip Horne
Wednesday, November 30th
12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST
Moderators: Mary Ann Soden and Robin Fulton Langhans
Registration to come (FREE)

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

Way to Go!

Congratulations to June Shih, who recently joined Georgetown University Law Center as Executive Director of Communications!

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

– Jeff Allum and Katie Kempner, NALP’s PDQ, Sept. 2022

AALS researchers Jeff Allum and Katie Kempner share takeaways from the American Law School Dean Study.

Good Listen

Through transcriptions of wiretapped conversations between Rick Singer, Felicity Huffman, and others, Episode 1 brings to life just how dirty these schemes were. We also hear from a student who cheated on his SAT, a psychologist who deals with students and parents trying to game the system to get more time to take the SAT and ACT, and Jenks breaks news by finding the ringleader, Rick Singer, in an unlikely place.

Good Watch

At an elite NYC law firm, Ingrid Yun fights to make partner – and hold onto her principles – while balancing romance, friends, and family expectations.

“She-Hulk” stars Tatiana Maslany as She-Hulk/Jennifer Walters, a lawyer who specializes in superhuman-oriented legal cases.

Sharing is Caring

September Topic – Collaborating Across Departments

How do the fundraising and communications professionals at your law school collaborate on marquee events and gifts? Share your interdepartmental best practices on our Section Sharing Sheet on the Institutional Advancement Website!

You can 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:

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