Event Profile

2011 Annual Meeting

Date(s):
January 5 — 8, 2011
Venue:
Hotel Nikko
222 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 
Website:
http://www.aals.org/am2011
Fee(s):
This event has a fee
Description:

 

AALS Core Educational Values: Guideposts for the Pursuit of Excellence in Challenging Times

The core values of the AALS, which are articulated in Bylaw 6-1, provide critically important guidance in the Association’s activities and to our member schools. The core values emphasize excellent class room teaching across a rigorous academic curriculum. They focus on the importance of faculty scholarship, academic freedom, and diversity of viewpoints. The core values also establish an expectation that member schools will value faculty governance and instill in our students commitments to justice and to public service in the legal community.  All of these objectives are to be supported in an environment free of discrimination and rich in diversity among faculty, staff, and student body.  These core values combine to provide an environment where students have opportunity to study law in an intellectually vibrant institution capable of preparing them for professional lives as lawyers instilled with a sense of justice and an obligation of public service.

Almost all of our member schools are dealing with extraordinary financial pressures as a result of the economic crisis in the country. Reductions in financial support from state legislatures and shrinking endowments have put unprecedented financial pressure on law schools in meeting their obligations to students and the profession. Almost all law schools are dealing with budget cuts, which have produced a variety of cost saving strategies including hiring freezes, travel restrictions, program and course-offering reductions, and even salary reductions and layoffs.

Other events, including review of ABA accreditation standards relating to student learning outcomes, law school governance, and academic freedom and security of position as well as the changing nature of the legal profession that our graduates will enter, raise additional, potentially challenging issues for the legal academy.

Our 2011 Annual Meeting in San Francisco provides us with an opportunity to discuss how the Association’s core values guide law schools as they address the issues confronting legal education.  It is precisely because law schools have pursued these values that legal education in the U.S. is the model and envy of the world. Especially in the face of daunting challenges,  it is important that law schools continue to be anchored in these values as we adapt to necessary changes in what we do and how we do it.

Because the core values focus on excellent teaching, a rich curriculum, high quality scholarship, academic freedom and faculty governance, nondiscrimination, and diversity, there will be much that can be highlighted. I am looking forward to meeting with you in San Francisco.

H. Reese Hansen,
AALS President and
Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School

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  • Individual Registration
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  • 9:00 am - 6:00 pm AALS Exhibit Hall Open House
    Type: Exhibit Events

    "The Meeting Place"

  • 9:00 am - 7:00 pm AALS Office and Information Center
    Type: Resume

    Short description is not available at this time.

  • 9:00 am - 7:00 pm AALS Registration
    Type: AALS Registration

    Short description is not available at this time.

  • 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Section Poster Display
    Type: Poster Sessions

    Short description is not available at this time.

  • 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm Admiralty and Maritime Law - CANCELLED PROGRAM
    Type: Section Programs

    What Can Scholars in Other Fields Learn from Maritime Law?

  • 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm Biolaw
    Type: Section Programs

    Synthetic Biology Meets the Law

  • 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm Civil Rights
    Type: Section Programs

    The Many Faces of Iqbal: Pleadings, Supervisory Liability and Bivens

  • 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm International Legal Exchange
    Type: Section Programs

    Regulatory and Liability Aspects of International Program Development

  • 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm Law and South Asian Studies
    Type: Section Programs

    Lawyers as Social Change Agents in South Asia

  • 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm Law Libraries
    Type: Section Programs

    New Directors Workshop – Managing Change: So Much To Do, So Little Time

  • 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm Open Program on Transactional Law and Skills
    Type: Open Programs

    Gathering to Consider Formation as an AALS Section

  • 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm Women in Legal Education, Co-Sponsored by Teaching Methods
    Type: Section Programs

    “Sex” in the Classroom: Teaching Gender as a Core Value

  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Academic Support and Balance in Legal Education Joint Program, Co-Sponsored by Student Services
    Type: Section Programs

    Beyond Humanizing: Can – and Should – Law Schools Strive to Graduate Happy Students?

  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Africa
    Type: Section Programs

    U.S. Africa Policy at the Midpoint of President Obama’s First Term

  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Agricultural Law and Property Law Joint Program
    Type: Section Call for Papers

    Changing Conceptions of Water in the Law

  • 5:30 pm Academic Support Business Meeting
    Type: Section Programs

    Short description is not available at this time.

  • 5:30 pm Agricultural Law Business Meeting
    Type: Section Programs

    Short description is not available at this time.

  • 5:30 pm Balance in Legal Education Business Meeting
    Type: Section Programs

    Short description is not available at this time.

  • 5:30 pm Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research Business Meeting
    Type: Section Programs

    Short description is not available at this time.

  • 5:30 pm Women in Legal Education Business Meeting
    Type: Section Programs

    Short description is not available at this time.

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Margaret Fuller Corneille
Organization: Minnesota State Board of Law Examiners

Margaret Fuller Corneille
Organization: Minnesota State Board of Law Examiners

Anna Levine
Organization: Disability Rights Advocates

Anna Levine
Organization: Disability Rights Advocates

Aviva Abramovsky
Organization: Syracuse University College of Law

Leslie W. Abramson
Organization: University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

William J. Aceves
Organization: California Western School of Law

Cynthia F. Adcock
Organization: Charlotte School of Law

Afra Afsharipour
Organization: University of California, Davis, School of Law

Geoffrey Aguirre
Organization: University of La Verne College of Law

Richard Albert
Organization: Boston College Law School

Raquel E. Aldana
Organization: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Raquel E. Aldana
Organization: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Lawrence A. Alexander
Organization: University of San Diego School of Law
Session: Jurisprudence

Michèle Alexandre
Organization: University of Mississippi School of Law

Michelle Alison-Slaughter
Organization: Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Phillip G. Altbach
Organization: Center for International Higher Education

Vikram D. Amar
Organization: University of California, Davis, School of Law

Linda L. Ammons
Organization: Widener University Delaware Law School

Tara Anderson
Organization: Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology