September 2021 Institutional Advancement Newsletter

Welcome to the September issue of the AALS Institutional Advancement Newsletter!


Upcoming Events


TOMORROW! Webinar: Navigating A Leadership Transition

A new dean presents both challenges and opportunities across law school departments. This webinar will discuss best practices on how to support new leadership, including implications for both alumni/development teams and marketing/communications teams. Specifically, we’ll discuss new dean arrivals, launch plans, visits, and helping a new dean find their platform. Please join us for this important conversation! *NEW* Kellye Testy, former dean and current President & CEO, LSAC, will join us to candidly answer our questions and offer best practices. 

Tuesday, September 21 | 12-1 p.m. Eastern | Archived video here


Webinar: Campaigns … Tricks or Treats?

How do you know if your organization is campaign ready? Are you trying to wrap-up a campaign, and unsure of next steps? Join your development, alumni relations, and communications colleagues in a discussion of successful campaign best practices.

Wednesday, October 27 | 12-1 p.m. Eastern | Register Here


Good Reads

A Q&A on how to promote an inclusive culture in development shops.


Contribute to Our Sharing Sheet

Check out the Institutional Advancement Website to access a new digital spot to share school resources. We invite all members to contribute to the Section Sharing Sheet – you can post links to annual reports, alumni magazines, marketing collateral, or any other materials you’d like to share with your IA colleagues.


Did You Know? 

Did you know that AALS recently redesigned its website? Visit to learn more about AALS, view news and events from law schools, and connect with the association on social media.


Questions? Contact Us! 

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Access past issues under the “Newsletter” tab on the Institutional Advancement website.