Thursday, October 15 – Saturday, October 17, 2020

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Road NW
Washington, DC

After careful consideration of the risks posed by COVID-19 and consultation with law school deans, AALS has canceled the 2020 Faculty Recruitment Conference. Despite the cancellation, AALS will continue to support faculty hiring through:

AALS staff members are available as a resource to help administrators and hiring committee members with any questions. Please reach out to us at

The 2021 Faculty Recruitment Conference is scheduled for Thursday, October 14 – Saturday, October 16 in Washington, DC.


AALS facilitates the annual Faculty Recruitment Conference (FRC) to make the screening interview process easier and more centralized for schools. We do not specify what hours to interview or how long the interviews should last; however, we ask that you refrain from scheduling interviews on Thursday afternoon during the candidate’s workshop.

Planning Your School’s Participation

All communications from AALS regarding your school’s participation in the FRC are sent to your designated contact person. It is the responsibility of that contact person and the faculty interviewing team to ensure relevant information is shared among all who need to know.

Check back soon for the upcoming year’s Usage Agreement, Important Dates, and Non-Discrimination Policy.


Selecting Interview Rooms

After completing required forms and paying a FAR Access Fee, you will be able to select an interview room. Diagrams and descriptions are available online.


Hotel Forms

Schools participating in the Faculty Recruitment Conference should submit forms as instructed.


The Marriott Wardman Park Hotel is wheelchair accessible to all public locations and guest rooms.  We recommend guests specifically request an accessible room when making a reservation.

AALS will provide sign language interpreters for the hearing related issues on request. We ask that you contact AALS by email no later than September 13 to request this service.

If you need assistance getting around the hotel’s meeting rooms or interview rooms, please email and our staff at the conference will assist you.

Business Center

There is a full-service FedEx business center (extension 2769) on the mezzanine level of the hotel. It provides copying and computer usage as well as faxing and sells general office supplies. The hours during the conference are 7 am – 7 pm but it can be accessed by hotel guests 24 hours with your room key. If you are not a guest at the Marriott Wardman Park, visit the front desk for access.

Fitness Center

The Fitness Center on the lobby level is free of charge and accessible 24 hours a day with a guestroom key. There is an outdoor jogging course in Rock Creek Park near the hotel; ask the concierge for details and directions.

Getting Around the Hotel/Helpful Hints

The Marriott Wardman Park can be a confusing hotel to navigate. We recommend that you spend some time familiarizing yourself with the layout before your interviews begin, and wear comfortable shoes. When locating a specific room, use this key to understand the room number:

  • The first digit indicates the floor.
  • The second digit indicates the part of the hotel: 0 or 1 is the Center Tower, 3 is the Wardman Tower
  • The last two digits indicate the room number on the floor.
  • Exception: Rooms 101-180 are on the First Floor (Mezzanine Level) of Center


Internet Access

The hotel provides complimentary wireless internet in AALS interviewing suites and guest rooms, the hotel lobby, and public areas.

Statement on Equality and Non-Discrimination

Equality and non-discrimination are core values of the AALS. All participants at AALS events are expected to treat others with dignity and respect and in a manner that is consistent with these core values. Individuals who have concerns about the treatment they or others experience at the 2020 Faculty Recruitment Conference are encouraged to report that to any of the following AALS staff members:

Erick Brown, Database and Registration Manager (202) 296-2355 (email:

Mary Cullen, Associate Director of Meetings, (202) 296-4755 (email:


The Marriott Wardman Park offers a variety of dining options on site, and the Woodley Park neighborhood is home to a number of restaurants.

Public Transportation (Metro)

The Marriott Wardman Park Hotel is located at the corner of Connecticut Avenue and Woodley Road, NW, in Washington, D.C. The hotel is close to the Woodley Park/Adams Morgan/National Zoo stop (red line) on Metro. There is an incline from the Metro escalator exit to the hotel which may be challenging for individuals with mobility issues. The Metro’s elevator exit has a flatter approach to hotel; walk up Woodley Road, turn left into the hotel main driveway. Visit for trip planning assistance.

Airport Transportation

Reagan National Airport (DCA) is nearest the hotel and is connected to the Metro system.

  • Estimated taxi fare: $30 one way
  • To ride the Metro to the hotel, take the Yellow Line to Gallery Place/ Chinatown and change to the Red Line (heading toward Shady Grove) to the Woodley Park/Adams Morgan/National Zoo Metro station.

Dulles International Airport (IAD) is about 27 miles from the hotel in Virginia.

  • Estimated taxi fare: $65 each way

Thurgood Marshall Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) is in Baltimore, approximately one hour in non-rush hour traffic from the hotel.

  • Consider using the MARC train from the airport to connect to Union Station in Washington, D.C. From Union Station you can take Metro Red Line to the Woodley Park/ Adams Morgan/National Zoo Metro stop.
  • Estimated taxi fare: $88 one way

Hotel Parking

Self-parking at the Marriott Wardman Park is $48 per day and valet parking is $55 per day.