Date Chartered: 1/1/1973

Purpose

The Section on Professional Responsibility promotes the communication of ideas, interests, and activities among members, provides support for pedagogical and scholarly endeavors, and facilitates dialogue on matters of interest in the teaching and improvement of the law relating to the legal profession and issues of professional responsibility.

Leadership   Section Members

Bylaws of the Section on Professional Responsibility

2024

Main Program
Works-in-Progress
Award Ceremony
Litigation, Co-Sponsored by Professional Responsibility, Pro-Bono & Access to Justice, and Technology, Law and Legal Education
Leadership, Co-Sponsored by Professional Responsibility
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Co-Sponsored by Legislative & Law of the Political Process and Professional Responsibility
Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research, Co-sponsored by Professional Responsibility, and Student Services
Empirical Study of Legal Education and the Legal Profession, Co-Sponsored by Professional Responsibility

2023

Main Program
Works-in-Progress
Award Ceremony
Legal History (Co-Sponsored by Jewish Law, Law Professors with Disabilities and Allies, Professional Responsibility, and Women in Legal Education)
Clinical Legal Education (Co-Sponsored by Law Professors with Disabilities and Allies, Professional Responsibility, and Women in Legal Education)

2022

Main Program
Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research (Co-Sponsored by Professional Responsibility)
Empirical Study of Legal Education and the Legal Profession (Co-Sponsored by Professional Responsibility)
Leadership (Co-Sponsored by Professional Responsibility)
Litigation (Co-Sponsored by Professional Responsibility)
AALS Open Source Program (Co-Sponsored by Professional Responsibility)
Works in Progress
Networking Session

2021

Main Program
Pedagogy
Works in Progress
Litigation (Co-Sponsored by Professional Responsibility)
Leadership (Co-Sponsored by Professional Responsibility)

2020

Main Program
Luncheon
Works In Progress – New Voices
Empirical Study of Legal Education and the Legal Profession (Co-Sponsored by Professional Responsibility)

2019

Main Program
Breakfast
Works In Progress – New Voices
Leadership (Co-Sponsored by Professional Responsibility)

Fred Zacharias Memorial Prize

The Fred C. Zacharias Memorial Prize for Scholarship in Professional Responsibility is awarded yearly to an outstanding work in legal ethics by the AALS Section on Professional Responsibility. Zacharias, a law professor at University of San Diego Law School, died in 2009 at the age of 56, after a career as a nationally known expert in professional responsibility, writing on the ethical duties that lawyers have to the legal system and society as well as clients. This prize was established to honor and carry on his work.

Recipients

Year Award Name Recipient Law School
2024 Fred C. Zacharias Memorial Prize Jon Lee University of Maine School of Law
2023 Fred C. Zacharias Memorial Prize Matthew Kim Judicial Law Clerk on the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Miami, Florida
2022 Fred C. Zacharias Memorial Prize W. Bradley Wendel Cornell Law School
2022 Fred C. Zacharias Memorial Prize Angela Onwuachi-Willig Boston University School of Law
2022 Fred C. Zacharias Memorial Prize Anthony V. Alfieri University of Miami School of Law
2021 Fred C. Zacharias Memorial Prize Irene Joe University of California Davis School of Law
2021 Fred C. Zacharias Memorial Prize Noah Rosenblum New York University School of Law
2020 Fred C. Zacharias Memorial Prize Michael Moffit University of Oregon School of Law
2020 Fred C. Zacharias Memorial Prize Jessica A. Roth Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
2019 Fred C. Zacharias Memorial Prize Eric Fish Federal Defenders of San Diego Inc.
2018 Fred C. Zacharias Memorial Prize Robert Gordon University of California, Davis School of Law
2017 Fred C. Zacharias Memorial Prize Leslie C. Levin

 

Kate Levine

University of Connecticut School of Law

St. John’s University School of Law

2016 Fred C. Zacharias Memorial Prize Elizabeth Camblee Burch

Morris A. Ratner

University of Georgia School of Law

University of California, Hastings College of Law

2015 Fred C. Zacharias Memorial Prize Russell M. Gold New York University School of Law