Based on Section Feedback, the 2021 Section Networking Sessions were a success! Many of participating Sections expressed how great it was to connect with peers after many months of not seeing each other. To keep up the momentum, AALS is offering Sections an opportunity to continue hosting networking sessions through a series titled Section Socials. AALS has set aside time where Section members can “see” each other and reconnect with no set agenda. The goal of Section Socials is to catch up with colleagues and get to know members of your Section better. For questions or more information, please email Clarissa Ortiz, Sections Services Manager.
Humans are social animals. We crave connection. As we spend more time in our homes, cut off from friends and family in a bid to stop the spread of the virus, the lack of physical touch can be mentally challenging. For people who live alone especially, this extended lack of contact may be particularly tough. But just because we’re physically distant from each other doesn’t mean we can’t still be emotionally close. Maintaining regular human connection is more important than ever as we navigate these difficult times. Psychologist Sabina Read said that while we spend time at home in self-isolation, it’s vital that we schedule in regular catch-ups online or on the phone.
Upcoming Section Socials
Spring 2021 Section Socials
Section on Pre-Law Education and Admission to Law School
Elisabeth S. Hutchison, Co-Chair, Section on Pre-Law Education and Admission to Law School
Shawn McShay, Co-Chair, Section on Pre-Law Education and Admission to Law School
Section on Property Law
John Infranca, Chair, Section on Property Law
Section Networking during the AALS 2021 Annual Meeting
Section on Balance in Legal Education
At the AALS conference, the Balance in Legal Education Section kicked off the new year with a lively networking session using breakout rooms on Zoom. Two creative board members, Rebecca Scharf (UNLV) and Tamar Schwartz (Richmond), organized our event. Every 15 minutes, Rebecca and Tamar shuffled and rearranged the composition of the rooms. As a result, everyone had an opportunity to mingle with new members and reconnect with old friends and collaborators. We shared experiences, ideas, and projects—an excellent way to connect and get motivated for the year ahead. – Rosario Lozada, Chair, Section on Balance in Legal Education
Section on Civil Procedure
Elizabeth Porter, Chair, Section on Civil Procedure
Section on Law, Medicine, and Health Care
Mary Pareja, Chair, Section on Law, Medicine, and Health Care